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?
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
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.