Training Class – September 14-15, 2022 – Live Web Conference


Open Enrollment for Machine Safety Specialists (MSS) Virtual Machine Safety and Risk Assessment Training Class

Machine Safety and Risk Assessment Training by MSS is simply the best, most complete and detailed machine safety training available for machines in the United States.  This class will improve safety in your facility by increasing awareness of modern safety standards, enabling increased use of engineering controls for risk reduction methods.

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

Customer feedback:

“This was a great class…..a lot of information delivered in a smart and balanced manner I will definitely feel confident in using the class material when performing my next safety assessment.”

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Your team will learn the modern requirements for:

  • Machine safeguarding
  • Control reliability, functional safety, and safety interlocks
  • Effective alternatives for hazardous energy control (LOTO alternatives)
  • Applicable OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, RIA and ISO standards
  • Machine risk assessment
  • Liability and legal concerns

This class is designed for:

  • Technical personnel, including:
    • Engineers
    • Technicians
    • Maintenance Personnel
    • Operators (as participants risk assessment exercise)
  • Safety Professionals
  • Business Leaders

The topics are as follows:

Session 1 – (12:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST) – September 14

  • Why do machine safety?
    • Injury prevention, compliance, the law
  • OSHA Basics of machine guarding (abbreviated)
  • Hierarchy of controls w/ examples
  • Hazard recognition:  Basics, Intermediate, Advanced (embedded in training)
  • What’s in the Panel?
    • Introduction to Control Reliability, Category 3 circuits, and guard interlocks
  • U.S Machine Safety Standards (abbreviated)
    • OSHA 1910.147 / ANSI Z244.1
    • ANSI B11.19
    • Introduction to Industrial and Collaborative Robot Safety: OSHA / RIA 15.06

Session 2 – (12:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST) – September 15

  • U.S Machine Safety Standards (abbreviated) (continued)
  • NFPA 79 – Emergency Stop Requirements
  • Comparison of US and ISO/EU machine safety standards (abbreviated)
    • CE marking
  • ANSI B11.0 – Risk Assessment
    • Quantifying the risk
  • How to perform a Risk Assessment
    • Why do a risk assessment?
    • Risk Assessment System
    • Risk Factors: Severity, Exposure, Probability
    • Risk Assessment spreadsheet tool overview
  • Conclusion and Wrap-up

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.

The cost for this instructor led course is $980 per student and a pdf file of the training materials will be supplied just prior to the course.

Instructor Bio

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

Ken Hackworth, PE has more than 25 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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