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Rockwell Automation Offers Advice on Business Justification and ROI of Safety Programs and Machine Safety Investments


White paper summarizes how managing risk can reduce costs and increase productivity

MILWAUKEE, August 6, 2007 — A new white paper from Rockwell Automation outlines the long-term financial benefits manufacturers can reap by integrating comprehensive machine safety programs into their workplaces. Rockwell Automation offers a full line of safety automation products and services to provide customers with a single, trusted source for all their safety automation needs.
The paper, “Proving the Value of Safety: Justification and ROI of Safety Programs and Machine Safety Investments,” explains the key elements of effective risk management and programs, such as occupational safety, product safety, machine safety, environmental safety and equipment safety. It also reviews worker’s compensation and gives recommendations for implementing a proactive safety program.
“For manufacturers, taking proactive safety measures offers long-term benefits,” said Dan Hornbeck, manager, safety business development, Rockwell Automation. “Safety measures help protect people as well as a company’s bottom line, because reducing accidents and safety incidents boosts morale – and, less machine downtime means greater production. Every way you look at it, proactive safety measures make good business sense.”
Managing risk is central to the strategic initiative underway by Rockwell Automation to provide manufacturers with the latest safety systems and equipment. Rockwell Automation offers a broad line of easy-to-integrate safety solutions that merge seamlessly with existing manufacturing processes, including EtherNet I/P, programmable logic controllers and emergency stop devices, as well as experts who can tailor them to a company’s needs.
“Rockwell Automation’s breadth of experience in machine safety and industrial automation means we understand the operational problems that create risk and how to solve them,” said Hornbeck. “Our products are designed and built to global standards for high reliability, stability and quality.”
The “Proving the Value of Safety” white paper is linked from the safety Web site at
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation which include Allen-Bradley controls and services and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
For more information on Rockwell Automation’s safety products and solutions, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, ext. 2009.

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