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.