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!

December 12, 2017

At KIRK, we believe that everyone has the right to be safe at work and we want to surround ourselves with those that share that belief. Becoming a member of the National Safety Council will provide KIRK with valuable opportunities to learn from others in our industry about new safety technologies, changes and updates in standards and regulations, and participate in safety training that will enhance our overall safety knowledge.

We also look forward to sharing our safety knowledge with NSC members...

Using these Tips & Tricks will allow your ordering processes to be a breeze! We will be able to process, manufacturer, and ship your order in a timely manner - keeping you & your employees safe at work. Contact us today at 800-438-2442 or sales@kirkkey.com

October 11, 2017

KIRK© believes everyone has the right to be safe at work and we understand how important it is to embrace the safety culture at our own facility. Across all job functions and all of our Kirk employees, we are continually thinking about how we can keep you and your employees safe at work! 

August 22, 2017

Trapped key interlocks have been used in machine guarding applications across all industries since 1932.

Changes in our waste materials are impacting the design and set up of equipment at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs).  Equipment originally designed to sort larger waste and packaging materials are now needing modifications, or replaced with machines that are capable of sorting smaller materials. 

Equipment designed or modified to sort smaller waste material needs consistent monitoring,...

July 17, 2017

- HD Type VL improves safety for machine guarding for pneumatic / fluid power equipment

(North Canton, Ohio) – Industrial safety specialist, Kirk, has developed the HD Type VL ball valve interlock to ensure that, as part of a trapped key interlock system, hazards such as air and liquid flow power are isolated before operators or engineers can work on equipment.

Air and liquid flow can present high risk safety issues during operation and maintenance of equipment and plant. Traditionally, these sour...

June 15, 2017

Trapped key interlocks have been used in machine guarding applications, protecting workers in the US, since 1932.  The process of eliminating human error using trapped key interlock safety systems has prevented injury and death for countless workers.

Five key reasons to implement a trapped key interlock solution are:

  1. Fulfills ANSI Z244.1 requirements for machine guarding

  2. Delivers an enhanced level of protection vs. LOTO

  3. Removes the dangers of short cuts and mistakes

  4. Withstands h...

- HD Type P improves LOTO integration with interlocking safety systems in extreme environments -


(North Canton, Ohio) – Industrial safety specialist Kirk has launched a new padlock that can be combined with the company’s other heavy-duty series interlocks to create a comprehensive safety system for extreme industrial environments.

Developed in response to specific customer requirements, the HD Type P padlock incorporates a heavy-duty 316 stainless steel body and dowel-pin key design....