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Machine Safety & Risk Assessment Training for Engineers and Professionals

Posted by Clarion Safety Systems | 11th Sep 2023

Are you looking for training for you or your team on machine safety and risk assessment processes, including the latest best practices and standards updates?

At select points throughout the year, our team at Machine Safety Specialists offers live web training courses for machine safety and risk assessment training. After increasing popularity, we have decided to add more courses to this year's lineup – with our fall course in October designed to improve safety in facilities by increasing awareness of modern safety standards, enabling an increased use of engineering controls for risk reduction methods.

The fall training course will be online to enable easier attendance for those from long distances, and will be hosted live over Microsoft Teams. The online course takes place over two days – from October 3rd to 4th, 2023 – with the option to add on an additional day of technical breakout sessions on the 5th. Participants will also be provided with a PDF file of training materials beforehand.

A Deep Dive on Training: Engineering Experience
Ken Hackworth, PE, FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland #12058/16) Vice President of Safety Assessment at Clarion Safety Systems and Machine Safety Specialists, will be the instructor of this course. Ken has more than 25 years of experience in industrial controls and functional safety systems. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and a certified Functional Safety Engineer, as well as a member of ANSI B11 and the American Society of Safety Professionals. Ken is experienced and certified in U.S. and international safety standards, including OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, RIA, and ISO/EN standards and specializes in machine safety engineering and compliance consulting. As a trainer for OSHA, Ohio BWC and several multi-national industrial clients, Ken enjoys training safety professionals, technical staff and business leaders in the latest technology and safety standards for industrial machinery.

A full scope of the training course is detailed below:

Who’s the Course Designed For?

  • Technical Personnel, including
    • Engineers
    • Technicians
    • Maintenance Personnel
    • Operators (as participants in risk assessment exercises)
  • Safety Professionals
  • Business Leaders

What’s Covered in the Course?

  • Machine safeguarding
  • Control reliability, functional safety, and safety interlocks
  • Effective alternative for hazardous energy control (LOTO alternatives)
  • Applicable OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, RIA, and ISO standards
  • Machine risk assessment
  • Liability and legal concerns

Enhance Your Learning with Technical Breakout Sessions
Back by popular demand, our team at Machine Safety Specialists will also be offering technical breakout sessions the day after the main training for different focus areas which include:

  • Industrial robot safety
  • Collaborative robot safety
  • Advanced functional safety and control reliability
  • Safety requirements for bypassing (suspending) guards

These sessions will be held on October 5th from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will each allow additional time for Q/A and further discussions.

Additional Course Information
With over 30 years of experience in inspecting, consulting, and conducting accident investigations in more than 500 plants across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Japan , Machine Safety Specialists will also be presenting real examples and illustrations throughout the training course for participants to benefit from.

The main sessions on October 3rd and 4th will both run from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and will be hosted over Microsoft Teams. For more information and registration, you can visit Machine Safety Specialists course overview page.

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