Key topics

This course covers these core techniques that are widely used for machinery risk control.

  • Inherently Safe Design Measures

  • Safeguarding

  • Information for Use

  • Administrative Controls

  • Personal Protective Equipment

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Ch. 0 - Course Orientation

  • 2

    Ch. 1 - From Risk Assessment to Safeguarding

    • Unit 7 - Understanding the Workflow

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    • Unit 7 quiz

    • Unit 8 - Risk Assessment Overview

    • Unit 8 quiz

    • Unit 9 - Machine life cycle

    • Unit 9 quiz

    • Unit 10 - The Risk Reduction Process

    • Unit 10 quiz

    • Unit 11 - Understanding the Hierarchy of Controls

    • Unit 11 quiz

    • Ch. 1 quiz

  • 3

    Ch.2 - Inherently Safe Design

    • Unit 12 - Inherently Safe Design

    • Unit 12 quiz

    • Unit 13 - Geometrical factors and physical aspects

    • Unit 13 quiz

    • Unit 14 - Prevention of crushing or entrapment

    • Unit 14 quiz

    • Unit 15 - Reaching through openings

    • Unit 15 quiz

    • Unit 16 - Shape and positioning

    • Unit 16 quiz

    • Unit 17 - Physical Aspects

    • Unit 17 quiz

    • Unit 18 - Limiting emissions

    • Unit 18 quiz

    • Unit 19 - General technical knowledge of machine design

    • Unit 19 quiz

    • Unit 20 - Choice of appropriate technology

    • Unit 20 quiz

    • Unit 21 - Applying principle of positive mechanical action

    • Unit 21 quiz

    • Unit 22 - Provisions for stability

    • Unit 22 quiz

    • Unit 23 - Provisions for maintainability

    • Unit 23 quiz

    • Unit 24 - Observing ergonomic principles

    • Unit 24 quiz

    • Unit 25 - Electrical and fluidic hazards

    • Unit 25 quiz

    • Unit 26 - Applying inherently safe design measures to control systems (Part 1)

    • Example SRS template

    • Unit 26 quiz

    • Unit 27 - Applying inherently safe design measures to control systems (Part 2)

    • ISO 13849-1:2015, Annex F - Common Cause Failure questionnaire

    • Guidance documents on EMC for Functional Safety

    • Unit 27 quiz

    • Unit 28 - Minimizing probability of failure of safety functions

    • Unit 28 quiz

    • Unit 29 - Limiting exposure to hazards through mechanization and automation

    • Unit 29 quiz

    • Unit 30 - Limiting exposure to hazards through location of setting and maintenance points outside danger zones

    • Unit 30 quiz

    • Chapter 3 quiz

  • 4

    Ch. 4 - Mechanical Safeguarding

    • Unit 31 - Step 2: Engineering Controls

    • Guarding selection process flow chart

    • Unit 31 quiz

    • Unit 32 - Barrier Guards

    • Unit 32 quiz

    • Unit 33 - Fixed guards

    • Unit 33 quiz

    • Unit 34 - Requirements for adjustable guards

    • Unit 34 quiz

    • Unit 35 - Self Adjusting Guards

    • Unit 35 quiz

    • Unit 36 - Movable guards

    • Interlocking devices associated with guards - principles for design and selection according to the new standard

    • Unit 36 - Guard Locking Requirement Decision Flow Chart download

    • Unit 36 quiz

    • Unit 37 - Selection and implementation of guards and protective devices

    • Unit 37 - Guard selection flowchart

    • Unit 37 quiz

    • Unit 38 - Selection and implementation of sensitive protective equipment

    • Unit 38 quiz

    • Unit 39 - Minimum distance calculation

    • Unit 39 quiz

    • Unit 40 - Design requirements for guards

    • Unit 40 quiz

    • Unit 41 - Trapped Key Systems

    • Unit 41 quiz

    • Unit 42 - Other protective devices

    • Unit 43 - Protective measures for stability

    • Ch. 4 quiz

  • 5

    Ch. 5 - Safeguarding Devices

    • Unit 44 - Requirements for interlocking guards with a start function (control guards)

    • Unit 44 quiz

    • Unit 45 - Technical characteristics of protective devices

    • Unit 45 quiz

    • Unit 46 - Safeguarding to reduce emissions

    • Unit 46 quiz

    • Unit 47 - Complementary protective measures

    • Unit 47 quiz

    • Unit 48 - Emergency stop functions

    • Unit 48 quiz

    • Unit 49 - Rescue of trapped persons

    • US OSHA Fact Sheet — Emergency Exit Routes

    • Unit 49 quiz

    • Unit 50 - Energy isolation and dissipation

    • Unit 50 quiz

    • Unit 51 - Provisions for safe handling

    • Unit 51 quiz

    • Unit 52 - Safe access to machinery

    • Unit 52 quiz

    • Ch. 5 quiz

  • 6

    Ch. 6 - Information for Use

    • Unit 53 - Introduction

    • Unit 53 quiz

    • Unit 54 - Location and nature of information for use

    • Unit 54 quiz

    • Unit 55 - Signals and warning devices

    • Unit 55 quiz

    • Unit 56 - Markings, signs (pictograms) and written warnings

    • Unit 56 quiz

    • Unit 57 - Instruction handbook

    • Unit 57 quiz

    • Ch. 6 quiz

  • 7

    Ch. 7 - User Controls

    • Unit 58 - Introduction: What are Administrative controls?

    • Unit 58 quiz

    • Unit 59 - Safe working procedures

    • Unit 59 quiz

    • Unit 60 - Permit-to-Work Systems

    • Unit 60 quiz

    • Unit 61 - Supervision

    • Unit 61 quiz

    • Unit 62 - Provision and use of additional safeguards

    • Unit 62 quiz

    • Unit 63 - Personal Protective Equipment

    • Unit 63 quiz

    • Unit 64 - Training

    • Unit 64 quiz

    • Bonus download!

    • Ch. 7 quiz

  • 8

    Final Examination

    • Final Exam

Instructor(s)

Doug Nix

Machinery Safety Specialist

Doug is the main instructor for machinery safety and regulatory compliance topics. Specializing in industrial machinery, Doug has more than 35 years of experience in risk assessment, control systems design, functional safety and standards development. Sharing what he has learned over his career has become a passion while providing training to technicians, technologists and engineers. Besides providing consulting services to clients, Doug also writes for the Machinery Safety 101 blog, http://machinerysafety101.com. Doug co-owns Compliance inSight Consulting, and the Machinery Safety 101 blog with his partner and best friend, Kimberly Nix.