Machine Analysis Services
Knowledge + Technology Assessment = Better, Safer Products
Have an existing machine design? We can conduct a thorough proofing of your machine(s).
Do your existing machines meet current safety standards? We can audit them.
In fact, OSHA and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics report there were just over 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses and over 4,800 fatalities across all industries in the private sector, in 2014.1 Over half of these reported injuries and illnesses were of a more serious nature that involved days away from work, job transfer, or restriction.
These fatal and nonfatal injuries have a huge impact on a company’s bottom line — and society as a whole.
The National Safety Council’s 2015 Injury Facts estimates the combined direct and indirect cost of fatal and non-fatal work injuries totaled $206.1 billion in 2013.2 OHSA reports employers pay an estimated $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone.3
Due to these direct and indirect costs for fatal and nonfatal workplace injuries, it’s essential for designers of original equipment to minimize the potential for injuries. By conducting a risk assessment of their individual machinery — or the entire system if individual machines are connected by a singular control system — we can help OEMs build better, safer products.
- Identify the tasks (or uses/misuses) of the machine and their related hazards
- Qualitative estimation of exposure and severity to determine the level of risk
- Assessment and evaluation of the risk
- Find potential actions considered to reduce the risk of each hazard
- Ascertain the actions selected as the best protective alternative
- Verification of the effectiveness of the selected alternative
- Documentation of the risk assessment process
1Incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by industry and case types, 2014 and Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, 2003-2014, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics – Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities, August 2016.
2Injury Facts® 2015, National Safety Council, 62.
3Business Case for Safety and Health:Costs, United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OHSA), August 2016.
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