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Process Safety December 17, 2014

Machine Safety: Functional safety standard explains validation

Machine safety validation is defined by the international standard ISO 13849-2, Part 2: Validation, which specifies the procedures and conditions for analysis and testing of the specified safety functions, the category achieved, and the performance level achieved. Some functional safety reliability results from a machines’ software design. See 5 steps often used during validation.

By J.B. Titus, CFSE
Process Safety January 10, 2013

Machine Safety: Effective safety cultures, can they evolve?

Many in manufacturing seek advice on waking management to opportunities for a “Best in Class” safety culture, or even a better safety culture.

By J.B. Titus, CFSE
Process Safety December 7, 2012

Machine safety risk level assessment priority: Possibility, severity, or frequency?

Which factor has the highest priority for assessing hazard risk levels: possibility, severity, or frequency? The ANSI B11.0 – 2010 standard may help.

By J.B. Titus, CFSE
Process Safety August 2, 2012

Machine safety and functional safety: Which type?

What did you say? There’s potentially more than one type or level of Functional Safety on any one machine? Learn about product-level versus system-level functional safety.

By J.B. Titus, CFSE
Process Safety May 25, 2012

Machine safety compliance

Inside Machines: Does adopting ISO 13849-1:2006 change the U.S. model for compliance and enforcement?

By J.B. Titus, CFSE
Machine Safety August 3, 2011

Machine Safety Pays

Does management in your organization really understand that safety pays back directly to the bottom line? Do they understand that the cost of accidents goes directly to the bottom line and potentially requires several million dollars of incremental sales as an offset? One accident can result in financial chaos at least 10 ways. How?

By J.B. Titus, CFSE
Machine Safety May 11, 2011

Stop! Is your machine safety life cycle program in place?

For machine safety, having a Safety Life Cycle Program in place sets the stage for increased compliance to OSHA regulations and consensus standards, and it helps drive a higher level of functional safety for each application.

By J.B. Titus, CFSE
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