Machinery Safety 101

RA101 – Introduction to Risk Assessment

Graphic illustration of a factory line

Learn Machinery Risk Assess­ment any­time and any­where.  Intro­duc­tion to Risk Assess­ment is our 12-week machinery risk assess­ment course, based on ISO 12100:2010 and ISO/TR 14121 – 2:2012 stand­ards. Delivered online, this course fea­tures widely…

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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…

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

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series How to do a 13849 – 1 ana­lys­is

This post was updated 2019-07-24 I often get ques­tions from cli­ents about how to get star­ted on Func­tion­al Safety using ISO 13849. This art­icle is the first in a series that will…

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Scoring Severity of Injury – Hidden Probabilities

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Risk Assess­ment

I’ve been think­ing a lot about risk scor­ing tools and the algorithms that we use. One of the key ele­ments in risk is the Sever­ity of Injury. There are hid­den prob­ab­il­it­ies…

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Get the Basics Right!

For more than 15 years I’ve been teach­ing people about risk assess­ment, machinery safety and CE Mark­ing of machinery in private, onsite classes and through present­a­tions at safety con­fer­ences. Things are…

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How Risk Assessment Fails — Again. This time at DuPont.

Casualty Evacuated by EMS
This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Risk Assess­ment

A recent report released by the US Chem­ic­al Safety Board (CSB) looks at a series of acci­dents that occurred over a 33-hour peri­od on Janu­ary 22 and 23, 2010 at the DuPont Corporation’s…

The Problem with Probability

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Risk Assess­ment

Risk Factors When risk is ana­lyzed, at least in the indus­tri­al sec­tor, we usu­ally fol­low a pro­cess defined in ISO 12100. This approach defines two broad para­met­ers, sever­ity and prob­ab­il­ity, and then…

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CSA Z1002 Public Review – Last Day!

Last Chance! Today is Thursday, 17-Mar-2011, mark­ing 60 days into the pub­lic review peri­od for CSA Z1002 — Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safety Haz­ard Iden­ti­fic­a­tion and Elim­in­a­tion and Risk Assess­ment and Con­trol. If you…

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CSA Z1002 Public Review – 5 Days to Go!

Today is Sunday, 13-Mar-2011, mark­ing 55 days into the pub­lic review peri­od for CSA Z1002 — Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safety Haz­ard Iden­ti­fic­a­tion and Elim­in­a­tion and Risk Assess­ment and Con­trol. If you down­loaded the…

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CSA Z1002 Public Review – 10 days to go!

Today is Tues­day 8‑Mar-2011, mark­ing 50 days into the pub­lic review peri­od for CSA Z1002 — Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safety Haz­ard Iden­ti­fic­a­tion and Elim­in­a­tion and Risk Assess­ment and Con­trol. If you down­loaded the…

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