Product Announcement from Euchner-U.S.A., Inc.
EUCHNER Risk Assessment Risk Reduction Software is an answer to perhaps the most talked about subject regarding machine safety; just how much is enough. While many machines designers are familiar with the term risk assessment, they are uncomfortable with it’s ambiguous, broad parameters.
It is obvious that the wrong interpretation of a machines risk reduction requirements can lead to costly and perhaps, catastrophic mistakes. Couple this with a multitude of national, state, and local safety standards that may apply to a specific machine type and it is no wonder that there is so much confusion among equipment builders and end users who are tasked with making these decisions.
Broad knowledge of these standards is only one piece to this puzzle. The responsible party must not only select the correct, applicable standard for the specific machine type, but they must also then read, interpret and apply the standard with consideration to the following variables.
- Severity of Injury
- Exposure, Duration, Extent
- How many people are exposed to the hazard
- Workplace environmental
- Reliability of existing safety functions
- Human interference with safety precautions
- Level of training, skill and experience
- Machine history - maintenance, reliability and age
- Possibility to defeat protective measures
- Ability to maintain protective measures
These variables must be addressed to achieve a level of safety that is consistent with the level of risk. A daunting challenge to say the least.
View our PowerPoint demonstration of the Risk Assessment Software.
* RISK ASSESSMENT and INTEGRATION SERVICES *
In addition, our team provides comprehensive machine safety engineered services. Our capabilities include machine risk assessments, ANSI & ISO 13849 Compliance and Validation, and machine safety integration.
For more information - http://www.euchner-usa.com/risk_assessment.asp
Euchner – More Than Safety