Safety 2009 Proceedings

642 Implementing a Machine Risk Assessment Program

Instructor: Paul J. Prince, CSP, Bureau Veritas North America, Inc., Hendersonville, TN

Description: An essential part of a management system is a thorough and ongoing workplace assessment for hazards, which must include hazards associated with machines. This session will cover the following steps in the process of implementing a machine risk assessment program:
Establishment of machine guarding and risk assessment policies for both new and existing equipment.
Dedicating resources for assessment and remediation.
Assessing existing machinery.
Implementing risk reduction measures.
Training management, machine operators and employees at each facility on machine assessment and guarding.

Level: B