Machinery Safety 101

Updates to Popular Articles

This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series Emer­gency Stop

We’ve recently updated a couple of our pop­u­lar art­icles! Check them out! Bust­ing Emer­gency Stop Myths Read­er Ques­tion: Mul­tiple E‑Stops and Resets

CSA Z1002 Public Review – 5 Days to Go!

Today is Sunday, 13-Mar-2011, mark­ing 55 days into the pub­lic review peri­od for CSA Z1002 — Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safety Haz­ard Iden­ti­fic­a­tion and Elim­in­a­tion and Risk Assess­ment and Con­trol. If you down­loaded the draft from the CSA web site, remem­ber that the PDF will lock on 18-Mar, and you will no longer be able to do any­thing with…

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CSA Z1002 Public Review – 10 days to go!

Today is Tues­day 8‑Mar-2011, mark­ing 50 days into the pub­lic review peri­od for CSA Z1002 — Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safety Haz­ard Iden­ti­fic­a­tion and Elim­in­a­tion and Risk Assess­ment and Con­trol. If you down­loaded the draft from the CSA web site, remem­ber that the PDF will lock on 17-Mar, and you will no longer be able to do any­thing with…

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CSA Z1002 Public Review – Only 15 days left!

Only 15 days remain to get your thoughts sub­mit­ted on the draft of CSA Z1002. Do it now!

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Reader Question: Multiple E‑Stops and Resets

This entry is part 7 of 16 in the series Emer­gency Stop

I had an inter­est­ing ques­tion come in from a read­er today that is rel­ev­ant to many situ­ations: “When you have mul­tiple E‑Stop but­tons I have often got­ten into an argu­ment that says you can have a reset beside each one. I was taught that you were required to have a single point of reset. Who is cor­rect?” — Michael Barb,…

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Understanding the Hierarchy of Controls

The Hierarchy of Controls illustrated as an inverted triangle with each level of the hierarchy written one above the other, starting with Inherently Sfe design, then Engineering Controls, then Information for Use, then Administrative Controls and finally descending to PPE at the bottom. An arrow with the text "Effectiveness" on it runs parallel to the triangle and points downward from Inherently safe design to PPE.
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Hier­archy of Con­trols

(Eds. note: This art­icle was ori­gin­ally writ­ten in 2011 and was updated in Nov. 2018.) The “Hier­archy of Con­trols” is one approach to risk reduc­tion that has become entrenched in the Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safety (OHS) sec­tor. There are oth­er approaches to risk reduc­tion which are equally effect­ive but are less rigidly struc­tured. If you…

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CSA Z1002 Public Review – Halfway there!

Only 30 days remain to review the draft of CSA Z1002!

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Understanding Risk Assessment

A group surrounding a computer discussing a problem.
This entry is part 10 of 9 in the series Risk Assess­ment

When people dis­cuss ‘Risk’ there are a lot of dif­fer­ent assump­tions made about what that means. For me, the study of risk and risk assess­ment tech­niques star­ted in 1995. As a tech­no­lo­gist and con­trols design­er, I had to some­how wrap my head around the whole concept in ways I’d nev­er con­sidered. If you’re try­ing to fig­ure out risk…

CSA Z1002 Risk Assessment Standard – 60 Day Public Review

Get more inform­a­tion on CSA Z1002. The draft of this doc­u­ment is now avail­able for pub­lic review through CSA.

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New Seminar – Product Compliance in Europe – CE Marking Requirements

If you do busi­ness in the European Uni­on, you know that CE mark­ing products for sale in the EU and EEC coun­tries is required. These require­ments change as the legis­la­tion and stand­ards are updated, mak­ing the CE Mark­ing task a chal­len­ging one. Com­pli­ance InSight Con­sult­ing has partnered with Glob­al­Norm GmbH and the Cana­dian Ger­man Cham­ber of…

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