Compliance inSight Consulting Inc.
Portrait of Douglas Nix, wearing a dark blaazer over a denim shirt without a tie.

Man­ag­ing Direc­tor & Prin­ci­pal Consultant

Dou­glas Nix, C.E.T., SM-IEEE’14, is co-own­er of Com­pli­ance InSight Con­sult­ing, Inc. ( in Kitch­en­er, Ontario, Canada.

His back­ground cov­ers more than 35 years of engi­neer­ing tech­nol­o­gy expe­ri­ence includ­ing prod­uct test­ing, indus­tri­al con­trol sys­tem design and machin­ery safety.

Nix spe­cial­izes in machin­ery safe­ty and risk assess­ment meth­ods and process­es. He has been study­ing, apply­ing, and teach­ing risk assess­ment prin­ci­ples and process­es since 1996.

Since grad­u­at­ing from Sheri­dan Col­lege in 1985, Doug has worked in the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, con­sult­ing, elec­tri­cal prod­ucts and automa­tion sys­tems industries.

Doug has writ­ten exten­sive­ly for indus­try trade mag­a­zines and the OACETT Tech­nol­o­gist, and the PSES Newslet­ter. He has pub­lished a num­ber of papers pri­vate­ly and through the IEEE relat­ing risk assess­ment, func­tion­al safe­ty and machin­ery safety.

Doug is a mem­ber of the fol­low­ing pro­fes­sion­al organizations:

  • Ontario Asso­ci­a­tion of Cer­ti­fied Engi­neer­ing Tech­ni­cians and Tech­nol­o­gists (OACETT) since 1991
  • Insti­tute for Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tron­ic Engi­neers (IEEE) since 2004
  • Prod­uct Safe­ty Engi­neer­ing Soci­ety since 2004
  • Cana­di­an Stan­dards Asso­ci­a­tion since 2007
  • Stan­dards Coun­cil of Cana­da, Stan­dards Mir­ror Com­mit­tee ISO TC 83, ISO TC 199, and ISO TC 270 and IEC TC/65/SC65A and IEC TC/121/SC121B.

Doug serves on 11 CSA, IEC and ISO Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tees relat­ed to his work.

Doug writes a blog called Machin­ery Safe­ty 101, explor­ing a wide vari­ety of machin­ery safe­ty-relat­ed top­ics.

For more infor­ma­tion, please see Doug’s pro­file on LinkedIn:

Fol­low Com­pli­ance InSight Con­sult­ing on Twit­ter @machinerysafety,