Machinery Safety 101

Industrial Exception” Becomes Permanent in Ontario

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The “Indus­tri­al Excep­tion” The “Indus­tri­al Excep­tion” is a clause in the Ontario Pro­fes­sion­al Engin­eer­’s Act that per­mits unli­censed people to do work nor­mally reserved for licenced engin­eers. Ontario is the only… 

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2013 Holiday Shutdown

Com­pli­ance inSight Con­sult­ing and the Machinery Safety 101 blog will be clos­ing down for the Hol­i­day Sea­son from 23-Dec-2013 until we re-open on 6‑Jan-2014. Have a won­der­ful Hol­i­day Sea­son and a Happy… 

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Fall Courses Posted!

Fall 2012 Sem­inars! I prom­ised in an earli­er post this sum­mer that we would be launch­ing open enrol­ment courses this fall, and we’ve done it! We have all of our… 

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Fukushima Dai Ichi – Live

In a recent post on his For­bes blog, Edis­on 2.0, Osha Gray Dav­id­son con­nects read­ers to a live web­cam installed by TEPCO at the Fukushi­ma Dai Ichi nuc­le­ar plant. That web­cam has… 

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Manufacturing Automation Round Table

On Septem­ber 21st, I par­ti­cip­ated in a round table dis­cus­sion sponsored by Man­u­fac­tur­ing Auto­ma­tion magazine. We covered a lot of ground in the dis­cus­sions, touch­ing on har­mon­iz­a­tion of machinery safety stand­ards, applic­a­tion of… 

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BSI Publishes New Guide to Machinery Safety

BSI pub­lishes a new guide on the applic­a­tion of 2006/42/EC and the PUWER regs. If you are UK based or export to the UK mar­ket you need this guide.

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EN 954 – 1 / ISO 13849 – 1:2006 Mandatory Implementation Date Change

The EC Machinery Work­ing Group announces the exten­sion of the man­dat­ory imple­ment­a­tion date for EN ISO 13849 – 1:2008.

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ESA Manufacturer’s Registration Deadline postponed

If you’ve been fol­low­ing the dis­cus­sions on the EMC/PSTC list serv­er and else­where about the ESA Man­u­fac­turer­’s registry in Ontario, you may not be aware that ESA has dropped the August 30 dead­line for regis­tra­tion. It seems that the Ontario Gov­ern­ment and ESA are review­ing the dead­line fol­low­ing a cab­in­et shake-up at Queen’s Park. There is no word on when or if the dead­line will be rein­stated. Need to know

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2008 IEEE PSES Symposium On Product Compliance Engineering

What a great Sym­posi­um! Dr. June Ander­sen kicked it off with a great key­note, and the rest of the ses­sions were excellent! 

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Welcome to the New Machinery Safety 101 Podcast blog!

Wel­come to the new and improved Machinery Safety 101!

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