Fall protection ranks as the number 1 cited violation within the food and beverage industry. Over the past year, OSHA has cited over 6,500 violations with fines ranging in the millions of dollars in regards to fall protection incidents in food and beverage production facilities. In 2014 incidents involving falls, slips and trips increased by approximately 10 percent; falls almost always result in, at the very least, serious injuries and in many cases fatalities.
Hemco’s history and knowledge surrounding the manufacturing and processing of foods and beverages provide us with the unique qualifications for effectively identifying, diagnosing and solving fall protection and safe access issues within food and beverage production facilities. Our innovative solutions proactively minimize the potential risks associated with accessing multiple height variations that are found in and around food and beverage production processes.
Our proactive fall prevention solutions involve gangways, loading racks, safety gates, loading ramps and more; all of which help prevent the possibility of a fall ever occurring. Hemco is also a distributor of reactive fall protection solutions such as cable fall protection, anchor track systems, harnesses, lanyards and more. Not only do we provide safe access solutions we also manufacture and distribute products that are necessary for overall safer operations and liquid handling such as excess flow valves, hose arms, loading arms, grounding units, track pans and many other products.
Since 1956 Hemco has been providing safe access solutions to the food and beverage production facilities all over North America; some of these include dairy production, poultry, beef, frozen foods, sodas, distilleries, wineries, juice manufactures, boxed foods, condiments, tobacco, spices, sugars and many others food and beverage producers.
At Hemco we always take the time to understand your needs, goals and objectives. Our priority is to offer the food and beverage industry with the best possible solutions and to assure all personnel is provided with the safest operational systems.
A dedicated Hemco Product Specialist and Engineer will work with you one-on-one, to understand the challenges and issues you’re facing. We deliver and implement lasting solutions that will exceed your needs and provide your operators with safe, efficient and easy access. We do not treat issues in isolation; instead, we look at the big picture and identify and integrate specific engineered solutions that work in tandem with your existing operations.