Home for the Holidays and Home for Your Family

Safety is Marion’s number one value, and we take pride in that, because we want all our employees to go home when their shift Is done, over the holidays and all year long.

The employees of Mellott have done a fantastic job of bringing safety to a world-class level.  We are reporting near misses before they hurt someone.  We are taking action to correct unsafe conditions and behaviors.  We are making the effort to implement safety improvements without being told or asked.  We are not only taking care of our safety, but we are also taking care of each other’s safety, but now is not the time to rest or to think we have it made.

Safety performance at most industries is like a roller coaster ride. 

They quickly improve safety either because of a serious accident or because of a push by management.  Once they reach their “goal” of being safe, everybody rests and begin to take shortcuts or think that someone else will protect them.  Then the unthinkable happens; someone gets seriously hurt and the rollercoaster rides begins again.

Don’t rest when it comes to safety.  You don’t take shortcuts and you don’t let you guard down.  Safety is not a goal; it is a requirement to work at Marion.

Please see photos below as well as some tips and tricks to keep electrical components and harnesses in good condition to provide years of trouble-free service.

All electrical maintenance should be performed by authorized personnel

  1. Wiring Maintenance
    1. Make sure that all wiring is properly secured to prevent the harnesses from being snagged or allowing excessive movement that may cause the harness chafing. All harnesses should be properly secured by clamps, zip ties and or wire way channels.
    2. Example of wiring not properly secured.
  1. Electrical panel maintenance
    1. Make sure that all electrical panels are kept closed to prevent dirt, dust and moisture from entering the panel
    2. Make sure panels are kept clean (DO NOT USE HIGH PRESSURE AIR OR WATER TO CLEAN PANELS)
    3. Example of poor panel maintenance
  1. Machine housekeeping
    1. Make sure that the machines are kept clean. Rocks dirt and dust can potentially chafe wiring creating electrical shorts. Rocks and falling debris can also damage electrical components.
    2. Examples of poor housekeeping/chafing
  1. Cleaning of electrical components
    1. Do not wash around wiring harnesses using strong chemicals which could potentially deteriorate protective coating of wires or wire loom.
    2. Example of harness deteriorating
  1. Connection points
    1. Make sure that all connection points are kept clean and covered if not in use
    2. Dirty or open connection points could lead to electrical shorts
    3. Example of damaged connection point

Our Metso HP 800 Mainframe had a loose shaft and we re-fit the shaft back to OEM specs with a 2-week-turnaround to get a 3.5-million-ton-plant back up and running.

Christopher Joyce Vulcan Materials of Winston-Salem, NC

We believe in Safety, Integrity, Commitment, Respect, and Excellence.