An ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis, operating efficiencies and cost savings, as well as all relevant safety standards, such as those from NFPA, ANSI, RIA, IEC, ISO and OSHA. About J.B. Titus.
Thursday, 20-06-13 05:57
It’s been floating around for some time now that OSHA will be updating references to consensus standards for certain types of safety signs this April 2013. Included among the provisions are plans for updating all future signs and, interestingly enough, a grandfather clause for the older signs.
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Thursday, 16-05-13 11:05
Friday, 03-05-13 02:33
I think this will be really helpful for my study which will replace the existing hardwired system to integrated safety system.
Saturday, 12-01-13 13:29
Despite a rough machine translation, I understand your interesting article. Thank you for sharing.
Saturday, 10-11-12 09:04
Heinz - Thank you for your very accurate accounting of treatment by industry standards and engineering practice. What is your opinion about the very distinctly different human behavior issue? Do all lighted buttons light when the e-stop is actuated? Are some lighted e-stop buttons illuminated all the time during run mode to help distinguish the e-stop from other red buttons in a reduced lighting atmosphere? Are there any specifications regulating the above states for an illuminated e-stop button for absolute consistency? Having said all this, will human behavior be consistent so as to not degrade the level of risk for personnel? The human behavior issue is always a concern to standards writers.