One call to Machine Safety Specialists (MSS) can solve your OSHA machine guarding, risk assessment, functional safety and safety training needs. Since 1977, MSS has helped businesses improve industrial workplace safety and become compliant with OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, RIA, and ISO/EN machine safety standards.  Our certified safety engineers provide you with detailed answers and clear guidance on safety codes/standards compliance, machine guarding, functional safety, and machine risk assessments.

As part of the Clarion Safety team, MSS now enables you to make immediate improvements to safety by improving visual hazard awareness as part of a program to eliminate and control machine risks.  Contact Machine Safety Specialists today for more information on using visual hazard awareness to make immediate improvements to safety.


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Risk Assesment Services & Safety Audits


From one machine to your entire plant, Machine Safety Specialists can conduct Machine Safety Audits and Risk Assessments, or train and guide your team through the Risk Assessment process.

Machine Safety Training Programs


Our customers tell us our Machine Safety and Risk Assessment training is the most useful and detailed in the industry! We train your team on machine guarding, risk assessment, control reliability, safety control systems, and OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, and ISO/EN standards.

Software Apps

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

Expert Witness & Machine Guarding Consulting


We help solve OSHA machine guarding issues and provide specific guidance for compliance, including the minor servicing exception and machine safety standards.  Our safety engineers are experts in the industry.

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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 workplace hazard analysis to be performed.

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.”

The proposed Risk Assessment fulfills this requirement with respect to the machine(s).

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 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 evaluates 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 it’s too late. A job-related injury or accident can negatively impact your business, 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!


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