Machinery Safety 101

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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CSA Z432 Third Edition Open for Public Review!

CSA Z432, Safeguarding of Machinery, is the basic standard for Canada when it comes to most types of machinery. Only Power Presses and Press Brakes, and Industrial Robots are covered separately in their own standards. CSA Z432 provides guidance on important topics, like: Risk Assessment Risk reduction through the Hierarchy of Controls Guard design requirements…

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Public Review: CSA Z1006 Management of Work in Confined Spaces.

CSA Z1006 Management of Work in Confined Spaces  is now available for Public Review.  As new standards are developed, and existing standards are revised, they are made available for public review and comment. If you are interested in Confined Space Entry, and would like an opportunity to review the proposed changes to the standard, read…

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CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety Public Review

CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety is now available for public review on the CSA web site. This standard is the Canadian implementation of NFPA 70E and IEEE P1584, covering electrocution and arc-flash hazards in the workplace. Public Review Draft of Z462-12 Because of the importance of the Z462 Standard to the electrical sector, CSA…

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