Safety Interlocking Guide Improves Efficiency in Waste and Recycling Industries

Castell safeguards sorters, shredders, bailers and more
Chicago, Illinois (July 24, 2013) –Safety specialist Castell has released a new application guide for the waste and recycling sector. The guide covers methods for interlocking safety specific to waste and recycling facilities that ensure that personnel are protected while operations remain efficient.

Interlocking waste and recycling

Castell’s Safety Interlocking Guide for Waste and Recycling Industries.

In the waste and recycling industries, safety interlocks are typically used to safeguard sorters, shredders, compactors and bailers. Following growth in waste-to-energy projects, Castell has increasingly been asked to safeguard access to emission control systems, protecting personnel from high-voltage equipment.

The equipment used to crush and shred waste has a high potential for worker injury if proper precautions aren’t taken. According to 2008 OSHA figures, the Waste Management and Remediation Services industry has a 5 times higher fatality rate than the average of other industries (source). Interlocking removes the potential for human error and enforces safety procedures. If each step in the safety sequence is not completed correctly, dangerous equipment can’t be accessed. With a robust mechanical design, Castell’s products are guaranteed to perform over extended periods of time, particularly in harsh conditions and aggressive environments.

The new application guide can be downloaded from the Castell website (

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