Machine Safety: OSHA’s Here… Don’t Panic

By Control Engineering Staff May 23, 2007
May 23, 2007

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OSHA’s Here… Don’t Panic

Having the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show up at a manufacturing facility doesn’t have to be as painful as a root canal, if the right steps are taken. Some need to be completed before the OSHA inspector walks in, and others need to be done while the inspector is present. Click here to learn more.

Bridging Safety Networks– Why One Size Does Not Fit All

In safety networks, as in shoes, not only is it true that one size doesn’t fit all but it’s also the case that design matters. A shoe that’s right for a formal affair is likely to turn an ankle on a sports court. Likewise, a network suited for instrumentation at the field level, for example, could make a plant floor stumble, or worse, if misapplied. Click here to learn more.

More Standards are Coming: What You Need to Know

The British are coming. So, too, are the Germans and French, with the standards relating to machine and system safety. The new standards, EN62061 and EN ISO 13849-1, signal the advent of the Performance Level (PL), a risk-based assessment that categorizes machine but not process safety. The transition to the new standards will take place over the next two years. Click here to learn more.

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