About Machinery Safety 101
Machinery Safety 101 is produced by Compliance inSight Consulting Inc. from our office in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
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.
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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.
Feedback and suggestions
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 a FREE CONSULTATION 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
Who is Doug Nix?
Doug Nix, C.E.T., SM-IEEE ’14 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 processes. 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 Mirror Committee to ISO/TC 199, Safeguarding of Machinery
- Canadian Mirror 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
In addition, Doug sits as a member of the following Technical Committees:
- CSA C22.2 No. 301 Industrial Electrical Machinery
- CSA Z432 Safeguarding of Machinery
- IEC/TC 65/SC 65A System Aspects
- IEC/TC 121/SC 121B Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies
- ISO COPOLCO
- ISO/PC 329, Consumer incident investigation
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.