Machinery Safety 101

What is risk assessment?

Risk assessment began as a discipline in the late 1960s, with some of the earliest formal papers published in the early 1970s. The early researchers were part of the US military and were interested in finding ways to reduce the risks for military personnel carrying out their duties. Since then, risk assessment has become a…

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Conveyor System Safety

Processing of waste electrical and electronic materials

If you design, integrate or use conveyors in your operation, you should have a solid grasp on the basic safety requirements for conveyor systems. This article will get you up to speed on everything you need to know! 

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ISO/DIS 13849-1 Available for Public Review

Decision tree used to determine PL based on risk parameters.

Update 2020-10-11: The next three-day ISO/TC 199/WG8 meeting runs Tuesday-Thursday this week. Our committee members will be wading into the next 1 600 comments along with expert members from around the world. We’ll update you again as the changes get closer. Update 2020-09-29: Over 1 920 (!!) comments were received by the committee from the…

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Brexit's impact

Brexit: UK and EU Flags against a blue sky

The UK Conservative Party win last week has finally drawn an end to the ongoing uncertainty created by the Brexit referendum and the dithering that followed the UK Parliament. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared that the UK will exit by the end of January 2020. For non-EU manufacturers of machinery, what impact will this…

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EU Machinery Directive Public Review

Rule books stacked up on a table in a library.

If you ship machinery products to the EU the Machinery Directive affects you. You have a chance to contribute to the review of this document.

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