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Robotics and Safety Concerns

Monday, July 17, 2017
Robotics and Safety Concerns

 

Rodents, Snakes and Insects

 

Colin J. Brigham
Colin J. Brigham, VP
Safety Management &
Ergonomics

Manufacturing clearly has the broadest spectrum of safety and health related needs. 1Source Safety and Health has diverse experience throughout the manufacturing sector and therefore we can provide services to address any safety and health issues. Our staff of certified professionals have assisted our clients in all aspects of safety and health.

Please feel free to e-mail me and we can set aside some time to discuss how we can assist you with risk management or OSHA requirements.

Sincerely,
Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP
VP Safety Management & Ergonomics

Sources of Hazards

Sources of Hazards

The restricted envelope of the robot can overlap a portion of the restricted envelope of other robots or work zones of other industrial machines and related equipment. Thus, a worker can be hit by one robot while working on another, trapped between them or peripheral equipment, or hit by flying objects released by the gripper.

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Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

At each stage of development of the robot and robot system a risk assessment should be performed. There are different system and personnel safeguarding requirements at each stage. The appropriate level of safeguarding determined by the risk assessment should be applied. In addition, the risk assessments for each stage of development should be documented for future reference.

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Manufacturing Services

Manufacturing Services

Light through heavy manufacturing clearly has the broadest spectrum of safety and health related needs. 1Source Safety and Health has diverse experience throughout the manufacturing sector and therefore, can provide services to address any safety and health issues.

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