Manufacturing Automation Round Table

On September 21st, I par­ti­cip­ated in a round table dis­cus­sion sponsored by Manufacturing Automation magazine.

We covered a lot of ground in the dis­cus­sions, touch­ing on har­mon­iz­a­tion of machinery safety stand­ards, applic­a­tion of OHS laws and the abil­ity of man­u­fac­tur­ers and employ­ers to com­ply with require­ments, and a lot more.

We had some great people around the table for these con­ver­sa­tions. At the table were:

Wayne De L’Orme – Ontario Ministry of Labour;

Elizabeth Rankin – CSA Standards;

Dave Lawson – Advanced Motion & Controls;

Jeff Mathyssen – Electro-Mag;

Rick Sauer – Festo; Dan Fournier – Omron;

Lisa Bolton – Sherrard Kuzz LLP; and

myself.

The round table will be the fea­ture story in the November /​ December issue of Manufacturing Automation, and a video of the dis­cus­sions will be avail­able on their web­site. For more inform­a­tion, con­tact Mary Del Ciancio, edit­or, Manufacturing Automation. Pick up a copy, or check it out on the Manufacturing Automation web site.