April 25, 2019

Concrete is the most commonly used man-made material on earth. The uses of concrete range from structural applications to piping, drains,and pavers. Buildings, bridges, roads, and more could not be constructed without this important material.

Working with concrete introduces safety hazards that can place workers in danger and put their lives at risk. Concrete mixing plants must perform regular maintenance on mixers to ensure proper working conditions and efficiencies. Maintenance can involve acce...

November 28, 2018

Technology continues to drive increased productivity and efficiencies within warehousing and distribution. However, these new technologies and automated equipment introduce new risks to the already existing hazards of loading docks, palletizers, conveyors, and packaging equipment.

KIRK® trapped key interlock systems guard against entry into hazardous areas, guarding machines, and ensuring power isolation where hazardous energy is present. Loading docks can be safe guarded with the Salvo™ Loading...

September 14, 2018

The KIRK lobby re-design is complete! Our new re-designed lobby at our headquarters in North Canton, OH welcomes our visitors as they walk through the doors into our facility. The photos and messaging on our walls communicate to our visitors who they will be working with; a team of people that truly care about controlling risk and eliminating human error to keep people safe at work.

July 10, 2018

Manufacturing facilities need to be highly flexible, maintain inventory, and produce their product at increased rates to ensure maximized production runs. This fast-paced and highly automated environment introduces hazards for both personnel and equipment. KIRK® trapped key interlock systems help control risk and provide guarded access into any area where hazardous energy is present and/or machine guarding is a necessity – keeping you and your employees safe at work! 

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June 22, 2018

Each year KIRK celebrates our founder, R.L. Kirk, with a day of team building, learning, and of course fun! Our theme for the day this year was “The Team”. Our activities centered around learning about how KIRK is not only a team within our walls, but also part of Halma's larger team. Halma, and their 46 subsidiary companies, are growing a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day. It is important at KIRK to be focused on how our team contributes to this larger team through our be...

May 16, 2018

We are proud to announce that KIRK® has joined the Southeast Recycling Development Council. The SERDC works to unite industry, government, and non- government organizations to promote sustainable recycling in the southeast. We join a passionate group of members who believe that recycling is not only good for the environment but also drives the economy within the region and beyond.

Becoming a member of the SERDC will provide KIRK with valuable opportunities to learn from others in the waste & recy...

April 30, 2018

In a situation in which power has been lost, it may be necessary to connect to an emergency power generator. An installed tap box at your facility, equipped with KIRK® trapped key interlocks, will ensure you can safely restore power and return to normal operations with minimal time and dollars lost. Click here to learn more!

April 23, 2018

Process control and risk control is a high-level focus for factories, mining quarries, and production plants. KIRK® trapped key interlock systems help control risk and guard against entry into areas where hazardous energy is present and machine guarding is a necessity. A defined sequence of operations with KIRK® interlock systems ensures a sequential safety process is followed every time, protecting equipment and saving lives. Click here to learn more: https://www.kirkkey.com/industry

March 21, 2018

KIRK trapped key interlocks comply with ANSI Z244.1 standard for alternative methods of risk reduction. Watch below, as Pierre Balson, VP of Sales for KIRK, discusses the standard and KIRK trapped key interlock safety solutions.