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07/21/2015
Scoring Severity of Injury – Hidden Probabilities

Machinery Safety 101
Scoring Severity of Injury – Hidden Probabilities
Machinery Safety 101 - Safer designs for safer workplaces

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Risk AssessmentI’ve been thinking a lot about risk scoring tools and the algorithms that we use. This all started when I was challenged to write an analysis of the problems with the CSA Risk Scoring Tool that you can find in the 2014 version of CSA […]

Doug Nix


05/29/2015
Presence Sensing Devices – Reaching over sensing fields

Machinery Safety 101
Presence Sensing Devices – Reaching over sensing fields
Machinery Safety 101 - Safer designs for safer workplaces

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Guards and GuardingI recently heard about an application question related to a light curtain where a small gap existed at the top of the sensing field, between the last beam in the field and the surrounding structure of the machine. There was some concern raised about the […]

Doug Nix


05/19/2015
Canada Adopts ISO 13857 – Safety Distances

Machinery Safety 101
Canada Adopts ISO 13857 – Safety Distances
Machinery Safety 101 - Safer designs for safer workplaces

As part of the work on the 3rd Edition of CSA Z432, Canada has decided to adopt ISO 13857 as CSA Z13857. The standard is to be adopted without technical deviations. If you are interested in reviewing and  commenting on this adoption, please visit the CSA Public Review Page for the standard. Comments close 13/07/2015. […]

Doug Nix


Let’s work together to create Safer Workplaces

Creating a safer workplace doesn't happen by accident

Occupational Health and Safety

TeamworkSafer workplaces start with safer machinery. The days of "Common Sense" are long gone, with cutting edge techologies bringing new, sophisticated, hazards into your workplace. On top of that. keeping up with Occupational Health and Safety regulations and standards can be a confusing and challenging task, even more so if you work in multiple markets.  It is often difficult to know where to begin.  We help you navigate your way through this maze of legislation, regulation and over-complication. Everything we do is about keeping workers safe, every day.

Machinery Risk Assessment

Identifying HazardsWe specialize in risk assessment and safety-related controls for machinery. We help machinery users assess the risks from machinery in their workplaces. Risk assessment is a primary tool - or should be - for machine designers. Using risk assessment in your design process gives you better control over the design of safety systems, provides you with sound data for making safety related decisions, and gives you solid evidence of due diligence when you need it. If risk assessment is new to you, we can help. We provide risk assessments as well as training services so that you can continue to assess risk with your own team in the future. We help machine builders assess the risks presented by the machines they build. Compliance InSight Consulting provides you with the guidance you need to reduce those risks, making your equipment safer without sacrificing productivity - while partnering with you to make this goal achievable and affordable.

Machine Guarding

Machine GuardingWe bring sound judgement, strengthened by more than a decade of experience to the analysis of machine guarding, including design of safety related controls, and reliability analysis under CSA, ANSI and ISO rules - right up to the latest edition of ISO 13849‑1. We've tested hundreds of light curtain, safety mat and two-hand control installations on power presses, transfer machines, robotic assembly cells, and many other applications. We've seen these installations done well and we've seen the many ways they can go wrong.

Industrial Lasers

Laser Cutting SteelLasers are one of the 20th Century's great inventions. There are thousands in use in industrial workplaces around the world, from picowatt lasers used for telecommunications, to multi-kilowatt cutting lasers. If you use lasers in your workplace, laser hazard assessments are a must. If you build machinery that incorporates lasers, understanding the hazards is critical to proper safeguarding for your employees and your customers. We can provide you with laser hazard analysis under US, Canadian, and International standards using ANSI Z136.1, CAN/CSA/IEC E60825-1 and IEC 60825-1. We can evaluate the safety of lasers integrated into manufacturing systems under ANSI B11.21.

Our goal is the same as yours - creating safer workplaces for everyone. Putting safety first means we can ALL go home to be with the ones we love.

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Compliance InSight Consulting provides proven technical expertise in risk assessment, machinery safety consulting (under Canadian and US standards), laser hazard analysis, control of hazardous energy (lockout), and CE Marking for the European Union.

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