Symboticware Inc., a Sudbury-based data-management and mining software company has announced a partnership with SafeBox, a safety technology company to focus on improved worker safety in the mining industry. SafeBox is also based in Sudbury.
“The partnership brings together two Canadian-based companies to help customers drive production, safely, during a time where controlling and managing a wide range of hazards is critical for mine safety,” said a news release issued Wednesday morning.
SafeBox is an electronic lockout system that allows users to execute complex, system-wide lock and tag quickly and efficiently the company said. This will allow workers to shutdown electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic energy systems from a single location so that maintenance can be done safely.
The SafeBox system is designed by engineers to solve a problem most people don’t realize they have, SafeBox is safety-rated and meets regional and international standards that recognize the technology as an energy isolation tool, said the company release.
The SafeBox is regarded as bringing the lockout/tagout procedure to a new level. The control of hazardous energy (LOTO) violations has ranked OSHA’s top 10 list in the past 20 years, said the release. This partnership will help facilitate a much-needed change, and continue to strengthen the companies’ ability to help customers focus on safety.
“Our customers rely heavily on technology innovations as their safety requirements continue to evolve,” said Kirk Petroski, President and CEO of Symboticware. “This partnership with SafeBox allows us to continue building awareness of important safety solutions for the mining industry,” he said in the release.