Fall Courses Posted!

Fall 2012 Seminars!

Training eventI promised in an earlier post this summer that we would be launching open enrolment courses this fall, and we’ve done it! We have all of our current seminars listed on the Compliance InSight Training pages.

We are offering two courses this fall in three locations. They are:

October, Kitchener, Ontario – Introduction to Risk Assessment

November, Portland, Oregon – Introduction to Risk Assessment

November, Kitchener, Ontario – Fundamentals of Functional Safety – ISO 13894-1:2006.

Course descriptions are available, as are more detailed syllabi on the Training pages. Registrations for these courses opens on 15-Sep, and seating is limited to 20 at each event. VISA and MasterCard payments and company cheques are accepted at registration.

2013 Seminars

In the new year we are considering a number of topics for 1, 2 and 3-day seminars, including;

  • Machinery Risk Control – Applying the Hierarchy of Controls
  • Intro to CE Marking for Machinery products
  • Application of CSA Z432 Safeguarding of Machinery
  • CSA Z1002 – OHS Risk Assessment and Control

We are very interested in your interests and concerns. Leave a comment or email me about the topics you are most interested in for 2013!

Get the Basics Right!

For more than 15 years I’ve been teaching people about risk assessment, machinery safety and CE Marking of machinery in private, onsite classes and through presentations at safety conferences. Things are about to change!

This fall, Compliance InSight Consulting will begin offering open-enrolment workshops in CE Marking, Risk Assessment Functional Safety, and Machinery Safety, all with a focus on industrial machinery. These courses will be hands-on events, with students engaged in workshop activities throughout eachTraining event event.

In the winter, these workshops will also migrate to our on-line education platform, so students in any location around the world can access our training programs.

This is an exciting step for CIC, and the workshops we have planned are engaging, dynamic and information packed.

Watch the blog, and subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know when registration opens. Workshops will be limited size, first-come, first-served. We’ll announce dates and locations in early August!

New Seminar – Product Compliance in Europe – CE Marking Requirements

If you do business in the European Union, you know that CE marking products for sale in the EU and EEC countries is required. These requirements change as the legislation and standards are updated, making the CE Marking task a challenging one.

GlobalNorm GmbHCompliance InSight Consulting has partnered with GlobalNorm GmbH and the Canadian German Chamber of Commerce to present a seminar on the current CE Marking requirements and how those requirements compare with North American conformity assessment requirements.

The seminar will be held on 4-Feb-11 at the Canadian German Chamber of Commerce in Toronto. The event will run from 8:45 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tickets include lunch and a morning break.

If you are a member of the Canadian German Chamber of commerce, tickets are $150 each including HST. Non-member tickets are $175 ea including HST.


Picture of Michael LoerzerDipl.-Ing. Michael Loerzer

Vice President & CEO, Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Globalnorm GmbH
Berlin, Germany

Mr. Loerzer is Chairman of the Product Conformity Group (DIN ANP German Committee of Standards Users).

Mr. Loerzer has presented many conference papers in EMC, safety and radio spectrum matters in the past and holds seminars and workshops for different organizers. His special competence is the global regulatory compliance requirements.

Picture of Doug NixMr. Doug Nix, A.Sc.T.

Managing Director,
Compliance Insight Consulting Inc.
Kitchener, Ontario

Mr. Nix’s background spans more than 20 years of engineering technology experience including product testing, industrial control system design and machinery safety, including more than 15 years of CE Marking experience with Industrial Machinery. Mr. Nix has been directly involved in more than 300 Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews in Ontario and the USA.

Mr. Nix specializes in risk assessment methods and process, teaching risk assessment principles and processes since 1997.

Mr. Nix is currently serving on CSA’s s364/Z1002 Technical Committee, writing the Occupational Injury and Illness Risk Assessment and Management Standard. This standard is part of CSA’s new Z1000 OHS Management series of standards and is foundational to many other documents currently in work.

More Information

You can get more information from the CIC website including downloading a registration form, or you can visit the Canadian German Chamber of Commerce web site, or call the office in Toronto.

Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc.
480 University Avenue, Suite 1500
Toronto, ON M5G 1V2


Tel: (416) 598 7076

Contact: Sara Franke