RA101 — Introduction to Risk Assessment

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Learn Machinery Risk Assessment anytime and anywhere. 

Intro­duc­tion to Risk Assess­ment is our 12-week machin­ery risk assess­ment course, based on ISO 12100:2010 and ISO/TR 14121–2:2012 stan­dards. Deliv­ered online, this course fea­tures wide­ly accept­ed method­ol­o­gy that can be used with­out mod­i­fi­ca­tion in Cana­da, the EU, and the USA.

We ran this course in the fall of 2017 as a pilot project with a small group of stu­dents, whose patient, thought­ful feed­back helped us cre­ate this revised and updat­ed course — now avail­able for open enroll­ment. 

Your Instructor

Doug Nix has been doing machin­ery risk assess­ments since 1996, in addi­tion to teach­ing and con­sult­ing on risk assess­ment tech­niques and meth­ods since 2000. He is the Chair for CSA Z1002 on OHS Risk Assess­ment and sits on sev­er­al oth­er Cana­di­an and Inter­na­tion­al stan­dards com­mit­tees relat­ed to machin­ery and work­place safe­ty. Doug loves cof­fee, dogs, and canoe­ing, and has a strange apti­tude for remem­ber­ing key details about a pletho­ra of standards…and arcane facts on var­i­ous top­ics. Seri­ous­ly. Don’t ever play triv­ia games with him! 

Course Pacing

Course mate­ri­als and video lec­tures are released week­ly and should take you 1–3 hours per week to com­plete. In addi­tion to video lec­tures, live pri­vate coach­ing with Doug is includ­ed, because some­times we all need a lit­tle extra help to fig­ure things out.

Own­ing a copy of ISO 12100:2010 and ISO/TR 14121–2:2012 is rec­om­mend­ed before you start the course, but you can get by with­out them.

More Information

Need more infor­ma­tion? No prob­lem! Head over to our Course Page to find out more or to sign up for the course.

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Author: Doug Nix

Doug Nix is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Compliance InSight Consulting, Inc. (http://www.complianceinsight.ca) in Kitchener, Ontario, and is Lead Author and Senior Editor of the Machinery Safety 101 blog. Doug's work includes teaching machinery risk assessment techniques privately and through Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Kitchener, Ontario, as well as providing technical services and training programs to clients related to risk assessment, industrial machinery safety, safety-related control system integration and reliability, laser safety and regulatory conformity. For more see Doug's LinkedIn profile.