OSHA and U.S. Safety Standards

Machine Safety Standards

Machine Safety Specialists can help you determine which safety standards apply to your industrial machines.

In the United States, for example, applicable safety standards depend on the location of the installed machine. OSHA enforces OSHA standards and may reference National Consensus standards, such as NFPA and ANSI, etc. as needed.   After a machine related workplace injury occurs, we have found that OSHA citations frequently reference ANSI or NFPA standards, in addition to OSHA standards.

Contact Machine Safety Specialists to determine applicability of safety standards, including clarification of which standards apply in your region of the world.

ISO Machine Safety Standards

Our safety engineers are trained and certified in U.S. and International (ISO) machine safety standards.  It is worth noting that ISO machine safety standards, such as ISO 13849-1, ISO 13849-2, ISO 12100, and IEC 62061 are not enforceable in the United States, unless they have been voluntarily adopted by an employer.

If you have questions on applicability of safety standards, including clarification of which standards apply in your region of the world, Contact Machine Safety Specialists.

Machine Safety Standards in the United States

The following safety standards typically apply to fixed industrial machines installed in the United States.  Please note that additional safety standards may apply.  Contact Machine Safety Specialists to determine exactly which standards apply in your region of the world.

Up-to-date Machine Safety Standards and Training

OSHA machine guarding regulations are nearly 50 years old and have simply not kept up with today’s highly automated machinery.  This can be confusing… to comply with OSHA’s general requirements, you must apply technology and safety standards that are not clearly described within the OSHA standards.  Our certified safety engineers and training instructors are experts in helping you navigate and comply with applicable safety standards. Contact Machine Safety Specialists to gain an understanding of the details and nuances needed comply with regulatory requirements in today’s highly automated manufacturing environment.