Machinery Safety 101

Welcome to the New Machinery Safety 101 Podcast blog!

As 2008 draws to a close, Com­pli­ance InSight Con­sult­ing is enter­ing a new phase in it’s online life. We have been work­ing hard to launch our new web site, and with that our new Machinery Safety 101 pod­cast and blog.

Watch this page for new shows and links to the old shows. We will also be post­ing news items and devel­op­ments in the machinery safety world that we think you’d like to know about.

We are using Word­Press as our blog engine for a bunch of reas­ons, includ­ing the abil­ity for read­ers to com­ment on art­icles and shows we post here. I hope that you will register and take advant­age of this new cap­ab­il­ity. It’s also a great way to post ques­tions that we will do our best to answer. You can also sug­gest new show ideas if you want.

Thanks for check­ing out our blog and our pod­cast!

As always, you can sub­scribe to our pod­cast through iTunes.

Our old post­ings can still be found on our Archive Site.

3 thoughts on “Welcome to the New Machinery Safety 101 Podcast blog!

  1. Jon,

    Thanks for let­ting our read­ers know about this free guide. The EU also pub­lishes a num­ber of free guides:

    Com­munity legis­la­tion on machinery : Com­ments on Dir­ect­ive 98/37/EC

    Machinery : Use­ful facts in rela­tion to Dir­ect­ive 98/37/EC

    There are a num­ber of oth­er guides on oth­er related dir­ect­ives, such as Low Voltage, EMC and Pres­sure equip­ment. For the com­plete list see:

    A link to more gen­er­al inform­a­tion, includ­ing guid­ance doc­u­ments and the text of 2006/42/EC can be found at

    For any read­ers that con­sidered going to the 2008 IEEE PSES Sym­posi­um but chose not to go, Steve Brody of Brooks Auto­ma­tion gave an excel­lent present­a­tion on the changes that the new ver­sion of the dir­ect­ive will bring for machinery man­u­fac­tur­ers. His present­a­tion is avail­able to IEEE PSES mem­bers via the PSES web site:

    Also, the IEEE’s Toronto Sec­tion is in the pro­cess of form­ing a joint Chapter of the Product Safety Engin­eer­ing Soci­ety and the Indus­tri­al Elec­tron­ics Soci­ety. I’ll post more inform­a­tion here as things devel­op.

    Doug Nix
    Com­pli­ance InSight Con­sult­ing Inc.

  2. The European Machinery Dir­ect­ive 2006/42/EC, which comes into force on 29 Decem­ber 2009, is of interest to machine build­ers around the world, not just those based in Europe., the web­site and email news­let­ter for machine build­ers and sys­tem integ­rat­ors, has just pub­lished the second edi­tion of its pop­u­lar free ‘Guide to the New Machinery Dir­ect­ive 2006/42/EC’ – see

    Jon Severn

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