Machinery Safety 101

The Third Level of the Hierarchy: Information for Use

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Hier­archy of Con­trols

I’ve writ­ten about the Hier­archy of Con­trols in past posts, but I’ve focused on the ‘engin­eer­ing’ side of the con­trol equa­tion: Phys­ic­al changes to machine design to elim­in­ate haz­ards, and…

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Inconsistencies in ISO 13849 – 1:2006

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Cir­cuit Archi­tec­tures Explored

I’ve writ­ten quite a bit recently on the top­ic of cir­cuit archi­tec­tures under ISO 13849 – 1, and one of my read­ers noticed an incon­sist­ency between the text of the stand­ard and Fig­ure 5,…

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EC Machinery Working Group meets

From our friends at MachineBuilding.net. It is now more than a year since the new Machinery Dir­ect­ive (2006/42/EC) came into force, but the situ­ation is still fairly flu­id in some respects.…

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Retained fastenings for fixed guards

If you are build­ing machinery that will be CE marked or is sub­ject to the EU Machinery Dir­ect­ive, you need to read this art­icle at MachineBuilding.net This art­icle reviews some…

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