Machine Safety Specialists (MSS) provides Remote Safeguarding Assessment Services. This service saves you time and money, and provides you with a complete, detailed safeguarding report for the most common machinery. To get pricing or schedule a Remote Safeguarding Assessment, click here to provide us with basic information on your machine.
We provide three levels of machine safety assessments. Choose the level of assessment to fit your needs.
Descriptions of each level of Safety Assessment are shown below. Contact us for questions or a discussion on which type of assessment is right for you. We can provide example reports upon request.
Often, companies only need help to know what to do and how to provide proper machine guarding. It is often overwhelming to consider the obligations, requirements, and options that are present. MSS on-site safety audits evaluate the existing machine safety, make recommendations, and provide guidance on risk reduction methods (guards, interlocks, signs, training, etc.).
To get pricing or schedule a Remote or On-Site Risk Assessment, click here to provide us with basic information on your machine(s).
The purpose of the Machine Risk Assessment is to identify the remediation (safeguarding) required to reduce the risk within tolerable levels and comply with all applicable safety regulations. In a Machine Risk Assessment, a multi-disciplined team identifies tasks and risks of the machine. The risk is scored (with and without safeguarding) and a safeguarding plan is developed. This Machine Risk Assessment document is then accepted by the team and forms the basis of the remediation (safeguarding) plan.
Machine Risk Assessment services typically include the following:
To get pricing or schedule a Remote or On-Site Safety Audit, click here to provide us with basic information on your machine(s).
Ideally, a hazard is either eliminated or designed out of a machine. If a hazard cannot be designed out, it may be mitigated by guarding or other means (use a Risk Assessment method similar to our Risk Assessment spreadsheet). Then, when all else has failed, use the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent injury that cannot be designed out or otherwise eliminated.
Many users create an ongoing problem when they simply use PPE without eliminating the hazard by conducting a Risk Assessment. It is natural to try and do it this way- who doesn’t want to try the “easy way out”? But the easy way out can be costly. How many times have you heard the expression “There’s always time and money to fix the problem after the big injury”?
By not eliminating the hazard by design, your factory can have repeated injuries, lost time, and wasted money. It is far better to design out the risk once than to continually deal with the same injuries and force employees to use unnecessary PPE.
We encourage a company to conduct Risk Assessment to determine hazards and reduce risks.
The Hierarchy of Controls, shown here, is referenced by all safety standards organizations, including OSHA.
We’ve been in the industry for a very long time. The main reason, as it pertains to you, is our ability to follow all things OSHA, participate in the development of national consensus standards, and monitor the latest enforcement trends.
Machine Safety Specialists (MSS) provides training for OSHA and Ohio BWC. We also have representation on ANSI B11 subcommittees. We understand the details and technical language, so you don’t have to. Machine Safety Specialists applies our knowledge, skill, experience, and education to your situation.
Our team is trained and certified in machine safety standards and we are experienced in regulatory enforcement and legal processes.
For more information regarding our Risk Assessment services, contact Machine Safety Specialists today.