•  October 10, 2023 - October 11, 2023
     7:30 am - 8:30 am

Machine Guarding:

A Challenge for General Industry and Construction

Scott Swaaley, P.E.

Scott is the founder of MAKESafe Tools and has a background in, among other things, the development of electrical and mechanical hardware, product design, risk assessments, firmware development, software development, advanced fabrication, and renewable energy infrastructure.  His work across different industries has been recognized in four documentary films and his diverse set of skills lends to a unique perspective on technology, entrepreneurship, and human behavior.  Scott’s company MAKESafe Tools developed and manufactures the patented MAKESafe Power Tool Brake, a plug-and-play safety device that protects machine operators from injury.  He is also an active participant in the standards and regulatory process with the NFPA, OSHPD, NRTLs, and CAL/OSHA.

On Tuesday, October 10th, Scott will talk to us about machine guarding.  While addressing General Industry needs, Scott will also expand to cover some of the unique demands of today’s Construction jobsites.  Focusing on the “boots on the ground” perspective, this presentation will be useful to any facilities or trades making use of electrical or mechanical systems or performing install work!