Machinery Safety 101

ISO/DIS 13849 – 1 Available for Public Review

Decision tree used to determine PL based on risk parameters.

ISO/DIS 13849 – 1 was made avail­able for pub­lic review on 2020-06-07. If you are not famil­i­ar with ISO lingo, the “DIS” in the num­ber stands for “Draft Inter­na­tion­al Stand­ard.” When an…

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ISO 13849 – 1 Analysis — Part 8: Fault Exclusion

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

Post updated 2019-07-24. Ed. Fault Con­sid­er­a­tion & Fault Exclu­sion ISO 13849 – 1, Chapter 7 [1, 7] dis­cusses the need for fault con­sid­er­a­tion and fault exclu­sion. Fault con­sid­er­a­tion is the pro­cess of examin­ing the…

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CSA Z432 Safeguarding of Machinery – 3rd Edition

If you build machinery for the Cana­dian mar­ket, or if you modi­fy equip­ment in Cana­dian work­places, you will be famil­i­ar with CSA Z432, Safe­guard­ing of Machinery. This stand­ard has been…

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Why YOU need a Product Safety Certification Strategy that Works!

How com­pli­ance efforts go wrong Cli­ents call me when they have prob­lems. They sent some product to a cer­ti­fic­a­tion body, some tests were done, and the product failed. Now what? Usu­ally,…

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Overlapping standards: Why do we have so many ??

This post was updated on 13-Jun-16 If you’re one of my reg­u­lar read­ers, you know that I make heavy ref­er­ence to tech­nic­al stand­ards in my posts. One of the ques­tions that…

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CSA Z1002 Public Review – Only 15 days left!

Only 15 days remain to get your thoughts sub­mit­ted on the draft of CSA Z1002. Do it now!

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CSA Z1002 Risk Assessment Standard – 60 Day Public Review

Get more inform­a­tion on CSA Z1002. The draft of this doc­u­ment is now avail­able for pub­lic review through CSA.

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Manufacturing Automation Round Table

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…

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