Technical Breakout Sessions – December 12, 2024 – Live Web Conference


Open Enrollment for Machine Safety Specialists (MSS) Virtual Machine Safety Technical Breakout Sessions

These technical break-out sessions give you a deeper understanding of the subject material.

If you liked our Machine Safety Standards and Risk Assessment training, you’d love these technical breakout sessions!  Each session goes more in-depth on the topics listed below and allows additional time for Q/A and discussion on these technical subjects!

Take your training to the next level with these specialized technical sessions!

This Live Instructor-led Training Class is conducted via Microsoft Teams.

Technical Breakout Sessions


Upcoming 2024 Advanced Technical Session Dates:

  • December 12, 2024 (Current)

Technical Break-Out 1  – (12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST) – December 12th

  • Safety Requirements for Bypassing (Suspending) Guards: This session provides advanced training showing U.S. and ISO requirements for operating powered industrial machinery with exposure to hazards with guards removed or bypassed.  Includes detailed instruction and discussion on required engineering controls and administrative measures.

Technical Break-Out 2  – (1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST) – December 12th

  • Industrial robot safety:  Includes an overview of industrial robot safety requirements in accordance with ANSI/RIA 15.06 (ISO 10218) and ANSI/RIA TR 15.306.  This presentation goes into more detail than the general safety training course.

Technical Break-Out 3  – (2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST) – December 12th

  • Collaborative robot safety:  Includes an overview of collaborative robot safety requirements in accordance with RIA TR R15.606 (ISO/TS 15066).  This presentation goes into more detail than the general safety training course.

Technical Break-Out 4  – (3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST) – December 12th

  • Advanced functional safety and control reliability:   Overview of ANSI B11.26 for technical personnel including engineers, technicians, and Sr. maintenance personnel.  Includes recommendations and requirements for functional safety systems including fluid power safety systems (hydraulics and pneumatics).  Typical safety system designs are reviewed and discussed including schematic diagrams for safety control systems, hydraulic systems and pneumatic (air) systems.

Note:  Example safety devices from various manufacturers are displayed during the presentation.  As training progresses, these product examples are shown to the class for students to see via Microsoft Teams or other video conferencing platform upon request.

As time permits, our consultants include practical, real examples and illustrations from more than 30 years’ experience inspecting, consulting, and conducting accident investigations in more than 500 plants across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Japan. Machine Safety Specialists are machine safety trainers for OSHA, Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC), and the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Instructor Bio

Ken Hackworth, PE, FS Eng. (TÜV Rheinland)

Ken Hackworth, PE has more than 30 years of experience in industrial controls and functional safety systems and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and a certified Functional Safety Engineer.  Ken received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University, is a subcommittee member of ANSI B11 safety standards and a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.

Ken is experienced and certified in U.S. and international safety standards, including OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, RIA, and ISO/EN standards and specializes in machine safety engineering and compliance consulting.  As a trainer for OSHA, Ohio BWC and several multi-national industrial clients, Ken enjoys training safety professionals, technical staff and business leaders in the latest technology and safety standards for industrial machinery.


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