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Lights and Lighting Equipment

A Miner Wearing A Mining Helmet With Headlamp Underground

Efficient industrial lighting is imperative to worker safety. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary released in 2022, approximately three million American workers are hurt on the job each year, with inadequate lighting being a key factor in the most common accidents, including slips, trips, falls, and contact with objects and equipment.

Any factor that aids vision will help workers to detect potential risks. This not only includes levels of illumination, but also factors such as glare, shadows and visual fatigue. As such, LED has emerged as a popular choice for industrial lighting due to its high efficiency and directional nature, meeting the needs of industries from offshore and power facilities to mining and underground tunnelling.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recommendations will vary depending on the type of industrial site, but will include factors such as such as overheard lighting in loading and docking areas, as well bright white lighting to prevent fatigue. The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America has designed more than 100 ANSI-approved lighting standards in is ongoing missions to improve life through quality of light.

Industrial lighting manufacturers

Northern Light Technology

The Northern Light Technology (NLT) Polaris lamp is the most used cordless cap lamp in mines across the globe, outstripping its competition both in terms of light output and total runtime with an output of 7,000 LUX, a runtime of 14 hours for the primary LED, and seven days for the secondary LED. Northern Lights Technologies has paved the way with mining lighting innovation, advancing on its Polaris model by incorporating proximity and tracking tags to develop the NLT Genesis.

According to Carroll Technologies president Allen Haywood. “We’ve been supplying NLT cap lights for many years. It is the highest quality cap light in comparison to others on the market, and there is a lot of competition. We are a service center and stocks repair parts for NLT products, so they are much a better value for the customer in the long term.”

Halo

The Illumagear Halo provides workers with 360° visibility for quarter of a mile. Compatible with any standard hard hat, the Halo cap light from Illumagear is a cordless lighting solution that provides powerful task floodlighting and spot lights with freedom of movement.

Vision X Lighting

Vision X Offroad is a leading supplier of LED lighting for offroad vehicles. According to Haywood:  “Vision X Offroad products are based off the newest LED technology. Their products are very well manufactured and are more cost-effective than most alternatives on the market. They have been a very reliable company to work with.”

 x-Glo

x-Glo LED Strip Lighting is an innovative solution to providing both permanent and temporary industrial lighting with a safe, robust and durable product. While conventional lighting requires separate power and a wired connection for each lamp, x-Glo LED Strip Lighting plugs into an existing power source.

Buggy Whip

The Buggy Whip brand has become synonymous with high-quality safety whips. While many competitors have tried to emulate the brand’s success with LED safety antennas, Buggy Whip remains an industry leader as the longest-running manufacturer of safety whips- improving safety and preventing collisions across the globe.

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Carroll launches Collision Avoidance Alert campaign

Collision avoidance in mines (Picture: Shutterstock)

New research from Carroll Technologies Group has revealed that 1,807 deaths were caused by non-roadway collisions at US mining, construction and industrial facilities in the years 2011 to 2021.

The research  is based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and follows the release of the latest Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries last month.

It follows news that MSHA is set to mandate new safety rules at surface mine operations to reduce collision accidents, latest news on MSHA powered-haulage regulations and collision avoidance technologies recommended by Carroll are available here.

Download Carroll’s full database on non-roadway collision fatalities recorded by the US Bureau of Labor Statistic 2011 to 2021: Collision related fatalities in the USA

Carroll has launched its Collision Avoidance Alert campaign with three main aims: 

1) To ensure all US businesses are ready and compliant with likely Government-mandated collision avoidance rules.

2) To raise awareness around best-practice on site to avoid collisions

3) To promote current best-practice when it comes to the use of collision-avoidance technology.

Download and print out Carroll’s Collision Alert poster to remind your staff of the latest MSHA collision avoidance guidance:  Collision Alert Poster

Chief Operating Officer of Carroll Technologies Group Allen Haywood said: “Improvements in collision avoidance technology have seen a gradual reduction in deaths due to non-roadway collisions over the last decade. But 286  deaths in 2021 across the US is still far to many. Most of these tragedies are avoidable with the right training and technology in place. 

“Carroll has always been focused on safety by providing products and services for all areas of the workplace.

“Currently we are seeing a lot of interest from the end users as well as the regulatory agencies because of the large number of recent near misses, collisions and accidents in industries with moving equipment especially in congested and tight areas.

“From the largest projects to the smallest, cost-effective technology is available to ensure personnel and equipment are tracked and collisions avoided.”

Contact Carroll Technologies for free consultation on how to reduce the risks of collisions at your operation.