Keeping customers and employees safe is always a top concern, but even more so during the current COVID-19 pandemic. That is why the INRUNMEC team at Kaman Fluid Power quickly utilized their knowledge and resources to produce protective guarding solutions to keep both customers and employees safe while still operational. With INRUMEC’s years of experienceContinue reading »
The Kaman Fluid Power Temperature Screening System is an imaging tool designed to detect skin temperature as a proxy. It locates the most reliable spot on the face for temperature measurement while promoting social distancing and self measurement. This system includes a thermal imaging cam-era, two HMI screens mounted on a mobile stand with aContinue reading »
Safety Practices for the Solar Eclipse
Here at Kaman we know safety in the workplace is crucial, but safety is also important to implement in everyday life. On Monday, August 21, 2017 the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun. A path of total eclipse will reach from Oregon diagonally down to South Carolina, and most of the US will experience the eclipse at 70%.
Although the sun may be mostly covered the eclipse can still cause eye damage if looked at directly. Even with short exposure to the event, on-lookers can suffer from retinal burns or premature formation of cataracts.
When viewing the solar eclipse it is advised to wear safety goggles/glasses. The glasses must be designated with ISO 12312-2 ratings to qualify as protective. Common sunglasses or tinted eyewear will not protect your eyes. Inexpensive safety viewers are available at hardware retailers.
Don’t miss the opportunity to view this once in a life time event and observe with caution.
When working with hydraulics there is always a risk of hose leakage. This issue generates direct costs such as the oil lost to hose leaks, but also indirect safety risk costs, such as slip hazards, failed fittings under pressure and injection injuries. Leaking fittings can also affect machine performance, especially in clamping and load holding applications. In order to prevent hose leakage, there are four key factors that must be performed correctly.Continue reading »