Training and travel during a climate crisis and a pandemic

An illustration of a line of passengers with suitcases, wearing masks.

It sounds like the opening chapter of a dystopian novel; the world is being affected by a climate crisis that makes it difficult or impossible for people to live outside, and a concurrent pandemic is making it dangerous to stay indoors with other people. This world exists today, and it’s not some dark vision about…

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CSA Z432 Public Review Open!

CSA Z432 Public Review is open. If you are a user, a builder of machinery, or an evaluator of machinery, this is your opportunity to see the draft of this important standard and to make comments to help the Technical Committee improve the standard on your behalf. Note: The start of the public review period…

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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 [1] and [2]. The early researchers were part of the US military and were interested in reducing the risks for military personnel carrying out their duties.

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Online Training Centre Opens

Adult learners in class

Online Training Centre Opens You’ve been challenged to start doing risk assessments on your machine designs, but you don’t know where to start. Perhaps you’ve bought a few standards or a book or two, hoping to figure it all out, but you never seem to be able to stay focused long enough to get what…

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ISO 13849-1 Analysis — Part 1: Start with Risk Assessment

A "risk matrix" like those sometimes used for risk assessment.

This post was updated 2019-07-24 I often get questions from clients about how to get started on Functional Safety using ISO 13849-1. This article is the first in a series that will walk you through the basics of using ISO 13849-1 and ISO 13849-2. Keep in mind that you will need to hold a copy…

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