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 Canadian Province or Territory to have this kind of exception. Ontario Fall Economic Outlook The Ontario Government committed to maintaining the “industrial exception” in the Professional […]
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 New Years celebration! We look forward to working with you all in the the New Year! All the Best from the MS101 team! Doug Nix […]
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 current seminars listed on the Compliance InSight Training pages. We are offering two courses this fall in three locations. They are: October, Kitchener, Ontario – […]
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 That webcam has since been replaced by two cameras, one looking at the site from the Unit 1 side and the other from the Unit 4 side [Ed. Note: added […]
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 OHS laws and the ability of manufacturers and employers to comply with requirements, and a lot more. We had some great people around the table for […]
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.
The EC Machinery Working Group announces the extension of the mandatory implementation date for EN ISO 13849 – 1:2008.
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
What a great Symposium! Dr. June Andersen kicked it off with a great keynote, and the rest of the sessions were excellent!
Welcome to the new and improved Machinery Safety 101!