Maintain and promote worker safety in your operation.

The health and safety of workers is everyone's highest priority, and the risk of injury or death from workers getting caught in rotating equipment or manually dislodging obstructions in material flow is always present. Additionally, dust suspended in the air from bulk solids like coal or cement can be inhaled by your workers, causing serious respiratory problems and other illnesses.

Clearly, protecting workers – and by extension, their families – from these dangers is the right thing to do. It’s also the financially responsible thing to do. In a plant where workers are not protected as part of the culture and strategy, the legal liability is much more severe. The potential for lawsuits goes up and the cost of insurance is higher. Plus, you run the risk of being fined by the government for safety violations. 

With Foundations™ For Conveyor Safety, we have compiled all the proven best practices for keeping workers safe into a single textbook. That means you can literally talk about safety with the people who "wrote the book!" There's even a section in the book on how to demonstrate ROI for new safety initiatives.

If you are concerned about the safety of your workers and feel that you could do more to protect them, talk to one of our experts. We’re standing ready to listen to you describe your operation and offer recommendations on how to optimize your operation for better safety. Our technicians and engineers are available to provide expert advice and assistance on all of your bulk material handling questions and problems.

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Conveyor Guards Drastically Reduce Risk Of Injury
The mine handles over 300 tons of crushed taconite per hour. Ore was continuously falling off of the belt, creating a safety hazard and putting workers in danger. The material spillage created the need for cleanup which is a dangerous maintenance task to perform since most conveyor accidents happen while performing maintenance and lubricating or checking the conveyor.
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Existing System Jeopardizes Output Capacity And Employee Safety
Izmir Cimentas manufactures 5,550 tons per day of clinker from two production lines. They had an under-performing existing system, which was jeopardizing the plant’s output capacity by failing to remove accumulated material from the preheaters. The build-up issue needed manual removal on a daily basis, which required at least two hours’ maintenance each time.
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Filtrating Dust At Environmentally-Conscious Coal-Fired Power Plant
Orlando Utilities Commission – Stanton Energy Center (SEC) wanted to increase safety by limiting dust and spillage from one of its principal conveyors. Engineers wanted to reduce airborne particles, eliminate a potential source of trips and falls, and reduce clean-up and maintenance time, allowing critical manpower to be utilized elsewhere.
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Air Cannons Dramatically Improve Employee Safety
At this rail-to-barge trans-loading facility, a set of six stacker tubes connected by conveyors allows the stockpiling of coal. Coal would hang up inside the tubes, sticking to the walls, building up inside. To clean coal out of the tubes, the operation used manual labor. A man-lift would be used to raise personnel to the lowest window of a stacker tube, so they could dig out the accumulated coal.
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Belt Cleaners Improve Safety and Efficiency At Cement Plant
A cement plant was having trouble conveying gravel, gypsum, slag and other materials on the main conveyors feeding the clinker. Previously, they used less expensive brush-type cleaners, which were ineffective. They had to stop once a day for manual cleaning, and there was significant spillage, creating dust and security risks.
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Air Cannons Prevent Buildup on Kiln Walls
A mine was experiencing build up on the kiln walls, requiring continuous manual cleanup. This presented potential safety hazards for workers and increased man hours and overall expenses. Martin Engineering recommended installing Martin® 150-Liter Hurricane Air Cannons with retractable nozzles as well as Martin® Thermo Safety Shield.
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Foundations™ for Conveyor Safety

Learn to Calculate your Return on Conveyor Safety™ with our compilation of worldwide best practices for safer bulk material handling in this first-ever textbook dedicated exclusively to the safety of conveyor systems.

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Train Your Personnel For Better Belt Conveyor Performance and Safety

Foundations Training workshops train your plant operating and maintenance personnel and engineers about belt conveyors  how they work and how to make them work better. From a Basic Introduction to belt conveyors and safety to an Advanced Training option for your skilled and experienced members, Martin will share our 70 years of experience and research with your team members. You can't afford not to educate your team with Martin!

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Belt Cleaner Problems?
If you're having trouble with your belt cleaner, check out our Precleaner Blade Troubleshooting Guide on common issues and how to solve them.
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