29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910 Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
Machinery and Machine Guarding OSHA 1910 Subpart O
ProSafe Inc. provides standards review to ensure you are in full compliance with OSHA standards.
Who is Responsible?
The end-user (employer) is ultimately responsible for the safety of its workers and compliance with OSHA regulations. Typically the end user is solely responsible for operating safe machinery and equipment and for ensuring the equipment and machinery they employ meets the requirements of the OSHA Regulations.
Risk assessment guidance is intended to be applied in conjunction with the requirements stated in ANSI/RIA R15.06 - Industrial Robots and Robot Systems, ISO 13849-1 - Safety of machinery, ANSI B11.0-2010 - Safety of Machinery, ANSI/ISO 12100 - Safety of machinery, CSA Z1002; Hazard identification and elimination – Risk assessment and control.
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Part 1: Specifies requirements and guidelines for the inherent safe design, protective measures and information for use of industrial robots. It describes basic hazards associated with robots and provides requirements to eliminate, or adequately reduce, the risks associated with these hazards.
Part 2: Specifies safety requirements for the integration of industrial robots and industrial robot systems as defined in [Part 1], and industrial robot cell(s).
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The robot system manufacturer or integrator is required to provide verification and validation of design and construction of robot systems including safeguards. This involves review of the required risk assessment, visual inspection, operational testing, stop-time testing for safeguarding devices such as light curtains or scanners, review of electrical schematics, including safety PLC and other drawings that apply to the design.
ProSafe Inc. provides third party Verification and Validation for all automated systems.
ANSI B11.19 - Performance Criteria for Safeguarding: for the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of safeguarding in conjunction with the B11 series machine specific standards
NFPA 79 - Detailed information for the application of electrical/electronic equipment, apparatus, or systems supplied as part of industrial machines that will promote safety to life and property
CSA Z432 – Safeguarding of Machinery: provides the criteria to be observed and the description, selection, and application of guards and safety devices.
ISO 13849-1 - Safety of machinery
ProSafe Inc. provides design and build verification for any type of machine guarding.
If you are a machine manufacturer, you may have been requested by a Canadian Business to satisfy all applicable requirements for machine safeguarding.
CSA Z432 - Safeguarding of Machinery
CSA Z434 - Industrial robots and robot systems
CSA Z142 - Code for power press operation
When modifying existing machinery or installing new machinery, it is the responsibility of the employer or end user to determine if a pre-start health and safety review is required.
In general, any new machine not certified with a letter of declaration from the manufacturer or an existing machine being modified requires a pre-start health and safety review if a provision and a circumstance from Ministry of Labour Regulation 851, Section 7 applies.