Machinery Safety 101

About Machinery Safety 101

Machinery Safety 101 is a blog and pod­cast about machinery safety tech­niques, stand­ards and reg­u­la­tions. The blog is writ­ten for engin­eers and safety prac­ti­tion­ers involved in the design and use of indus­tri­al machinery and the pro­tec­tion of the people that use the equip­ment. The pod­cast and blog are pro­duced by Doug and Kim­berly Nix, own­ers and pro­du­cers at Com­pli­ance InSight Con­sult­ing Inc.

Our pod­cast blog star­ted back in the fall of 2006, with the first epis­ode pub­lished on Sept. 11, 2006 (go to our Epis­ode Archive). It began as an exper­i­ment into social media, as a way to try to reach a broad­er audi­ence look­ing for machinery safety inform­a­tion and hav­ing a hard time find­ing it. Our per­spect­ive comes from more than 30 years of industry exper­i­ence, and more than 20 years of ded­ic­ated machinery safety work. We want to help bridge the know­ledge gap that exists in the industry, and by doing that, help to make sure that people can work safely every day.

We wel­come feed­back from our listen­ers and our read­ers, so please, com­ment! If you have tech­nic­al ques­tions, feel free to post them or con­tact us and we will be happy to get in touch with you! Note that our par­ent com­pany, Com­pli­ance inSight Con­sult­ing Inc., offers 60 minutes of FREE CONSULTING to new cli­ents if you have some ques­tions that need answers right away.

If you’d like to sug­gest ideas for new epis­odes, please con­tact us.

In the mean­time, stay safe!

Thanks for read­ing and listen­ing!
Doug & Kim­berly Nix

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Who is Doug Nix?

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Mr Doug Nix

Doug Nix, C.E.T., SM-IEEE is Man­aging Dir­ect­or at Com­pli­ance InSight Con­sult­ing, Inc. in Kit­chen­er, Ontario, Canada.

His back­ground spans more than 30 years of engin­eer­ing tech­no­logy exper­i­ence includ­ing product test­ing, indus­tri­al con­trol sys­tem design and machinery safety. Doug spe­cial­izes in machine guard­ing, risk assess­ment meth­ods and pro­cess. He has been teach­ing risk assess­ment prin­ciples and pro­cesses since 1997.

Doug serves on a num­ber of CSA, ISO and IEC tech­nic­al com­mit­tees. He is the Chair of:

  • CSA Z1002, Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safety Risk Assess­ment
  • Cana­dian Nation­al Com­mit­tee to ISO/TC 199, Safe­guard­ing of Machinery
  • Cana­dian Nation­al Com­mit­tee to ISO/TC 270, Rub­ber and Plastics Machinery

If you are inter­ested in par­ti­cip­at­ing in CSA Z1002, please con­tact CSA regard­ing Stand­ards Devel­op­ment, or call

Toll-Free: +1 800 463 6727
Tel: +1 416 747 4124

Apply to join the Cana­dian Nation­al Com­mit­tee to ISO/TC 199, Safety of Machinery.

Apply to join the Cana­dian Nation­al Com­mit­tee to ISO/TC 270, Rub­ber and Plastics Machinery.

See Doug’s pro­file on Linked­In

Public Speaking

Inter­ested in hav­ing Doug speak to your group? Con­tact us and tell us about your group and the event where you’d like to have Doug speak.

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