MSS Letter of Authority COVID-19

One call to Machine Safety Specialists (mss-safety) can solve your OSHA machine guarding, risk assessment, and safety training needs. Since 1977, Machine Safety Specialists has helped businesses improve industrial workplace safety and become compliant with OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, RIA, and ISO/EN machine safety standards.  Our consultants are experts in the industry, each with more than 20 years’ experience in safety codes/standards compliance, machine guarding, machine risk assessment and safety training.

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What are Unbiased Risk Assessments?

COVID-19 Statement

MSS follows CDC Guidelines and is engaged in proactive measures to ensure compliance with Social Distancing and Sanitation Requirements.  Specifically, MSS complies with applicable requirements of OSHA 3990-03 2020 – Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, including:

  • Designated six-foot distances.
  • Use of Hand sanitizer and sanitizing products.
  • Self-isolation by working from home
  • Online and remote access where feasible
  • Enhanced environmental cleaning of commonly touched surfaces, such as workstations, countertops, railings, door handles, and doorknobs.

MSS follows CDC Guidelines and complies with applicable requirements of OSHA 3990-03 2020 – Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, including the following policy for employees with symptoms:

  • Employees who appear to have acute respiratory illness symptoms from other employees are sent home immediately.
  • Employees with symptoms are required to stay home until they are free of fever (without the use of medication) for at least 72 hours (three full days) AND symptoms have improved for at least 72 hours AND at least seven days have passed since symptoms first began.
  • In the event of an illness, MSS will communicate the health condition of each employee to all other employees while also maintaining confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Risk Assesment Services & Safety Audits

Risk Assessment

From one machine to your entire plant, Machine Safety Specialists can conduct machine risk assessments, or train and guide your team through the risk assessment process.

Machine Safety Training Programs


Our experts come to your plant to conduct hands-on training, risk assessment workshops, and consulting services.  We train your team on machine guarding, risk assessment, control reliability, safety control systems, and OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, and ISO/EN machine safety standards.

Risk Assessment Software Apps

Our Risk Assessment Software Apps efficiently guide you through the process.  Conduct accurate and complete Machine Risk Assessments in minutes and hours instead of days.

Expert Witness & Machine Guarding Consulting

Consulting and Expert Witness

We help solve OSHA machine guarding issues and advise on compliance, control reliability, and US machine safety standards.  Our consultants and engineers are experts in the industry.

Industrial Robot Safety Experts

Collaborative “Cobot” Robot Safety

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Why Perform a Risk Assessment?

A written workplace hazard assessment is required by law.  In section 1910.132(d)(2), OSHA requires a work place hazard analysis to be performed.  The proposed Risk Assessment fulfils this requirement with respect to the machine(s).

1910.132(d)(2): “The employer shall verify that the required workplace hazard assessment has been performed through a written certification that identifies the workplace evaluated; the person certifying that the evaluation has been performed; the date(s) of the hazard assessment; and, which identifies the document as a certification of hazard assessment.”

A Risk Assessment (RA) is required by the following US standards:Risk Reduction & Machine Safety Services Columbus Ohio

  • ANSI B11.0
  • ANSI Z244.1
  • ANSI B11.19
  • ANSI B155.1
  • ANSI / RIA R15.06
  • NFPA 79

Please note the following excerpt from an actual OSHA citation:

“The machines which are not covered by specific OSHA standards are required under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Act) and Section 29 CFR 1910.303(b)(1) to be free of recognized hazards which may cause death or serious injuries.”

In addition, the risk assessment forms the basis of design for the machine safeguarding system.  The risk assessment is a process by which the team assess risk, risk reduction methods, and team acceptance of the solution.  This risk reduction is key in determining the residual risks to which personnel are exposed.  Without a risk assessment in place, you are in violation of US Safety Standards, and you may be liable for injuries from the un-assessed machines.

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Machine Safeguarding Services

Machine Safety Specialists enables you to keep your workplace safe & compliant. All too often we see companies overlook OSHA & ANSI standards – until its too late. A job-related injury or accident can negatively impact your business big time, or worse, it can cost an employee his or her life. We want to give you peace of mind, knowing that your staff is fully trained on how to safely operate all machines, how to spot hazards in the facility and how to properly use safety devices in case of an emergency. Machine Safety Specialists will have you prepared for your corporate safety, insurance, and OSHA inspections.

When OSHA inspectors come around, you’ll be prepared. Heck, you’ll open the door for them!