Hazard Identification — V2N2

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In this episode, your host, Doug Nix, talks about one of the most impor­tant parts of risk assess­ment: haz­ard iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. Learn about what haz­ards are and how to han­dle haz­ards that you don’t have enough expe­ri­ence to evaluate.

Lis­ten to episode V2N2


TimeTop­icRelat­ed Links
00:00Wel­come to the Safe­ty Guy Podcast! 
01:24Where I’ve been the last 2–1/2 months 
01:48Mail Bag 
04:51Recap of the last show. Con­tact Tom Doyle at Indus­tri­al Safe­ty Inte­gra­tion to find out more about CIRSMA Risk Man­age­ment Software. 
05:50Pod­Camp Toron­to 07 
07:03Haz­ard Identification 
07:22What is a hazard?EN 1050 / ISO 14121 Ontario Min­istry of Labour CCOHS: Cana­di­an Cen­tre for Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safe­ty US OHSA
11:19Haz­ards that you don’t have enough expe­ri­ence to evaluate.QPS Eval­u­a­tion Ser­vices Inc. Elec­tri­cal Inspec­tion and Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Laser Pro­fes­sion­als Inc. (now Ken­tek) Laser Haz­ard Analy­sis, Laser Safe­ty Train­ing and Laser Safe­ty Con­sult­ing Ser­vices Radi­a­tion Safe­ty Insti­tute of Cana­da. Ion­iz­ing radi­a­tion haz­ard analy­sis and con­sult­ing services.
12:20Esti­mat­ing Severity 
14:30Kitchen knives vs. Belt Drives 
17:58How far do you have to go when iden­ti­fy­ing hazards? 

Send your com­ments and ques­tions to Doug Nix.

In our next episode, we’ll intro­duce the con­cept of Con­trol Reli­a­bil­i­ty and talk a bit about the key stan­dard for machine builders, ISO 13849–1: Safe­ty of machin­ery — Safe­ty-relat­ed parts of con­trol sys­tems — Part 1: Gen­er­al prin­ci­ples for design.

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