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About Machinery Safety 101

Machin­ery Safe­ty 101 is a blog and pod­cast about machin­ery safe­ty tech­niques, stan­dards and reg­u­la­tions. The blog is writ­ten for engi­neers and safe­ty prac­ti­tion­ers involved in the design and use of indus­tri­al machin­ery and the pro­tec­tion of the peo­ple that use the equip­ment. The pod­cast and blog are pro­duced by Doug and Kim­ber­ly Nix, own­ers and pro­duc­ers at Com­pli­ance InSight Con­sult­ing Inc.

Our pod­cast blog start­ed back in the fall of 2006, with the first episode pub­lished on Sept. 11, 2006 (go to our Episode Archive). It began as an exper­i­ment into social media, as a way to try to reach a broad­er audi­ence look­ing for machin­ery safe­ty infor­ma­tion and hav­ing a hard time find­ing it. Our per­spec­tive comes from more than 30 years of indus­try expe­ri­ence, and more than 20 years of ded­i­cat­ed machin­ery safe­ty work. We want to help bridge the knowl­edge gap that exists in the indus­try, and by doing that, help to make sure that peo­ple can work safe­ly every day.

We wel­come feed­back from our lis­ten­ers and our read­ers, so please, com­ment! If you have tech­ni­cal ques­tions, feel free to post them or con­tact us and we will be hap­py to get in touch with you! Note that our par­ent com­pa­ny, Com­pli­ance inSight Con­sult­ing Inc., offers 60 min­utes of FREE CONSULTING to new clients if you have some ques­tions that need answers right away.

If you’d like to sug­gest ideas for new episodes, please con­tact us.

In the mean­time, stay safe!

Thanks for read­ing and lis­ten­ing!
Doug & Kim­ber­ly Nix

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Who is Doug Nix?

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Doug Nix, C.E.T.

Doug Nix, C.E.T., SM-IEEE is Man­ag­ing Direc­tor at Com­pli­ance InSight Con­sult­ing, Inc. in Kitch­en­er, Ontario, Cana­da.

His back­ground spans more than 30 years of engi­neer­ing tech­nol­o­gy expe­ri­ence includ­ing prod­uct test­ing, indus­tri­al con­trol sys­tem design and machin­ery safe­ty. Doug spe­cialis­es in machine guard­ing, risk assess­ment meth­ods and process. He has been teach­ing risk assess­ment prin­ci­ples and process­es since 1997.

See Doug’s pro­file on LinkedIn

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