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Compliance with the safety regulations of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 is required for all workplaces.  

1910.1(a) states that the Secretary of Labor shall by rule promulgate as an occupational safety or health standard any national consensus standard, and any established Federal standard, unless he determines that the promulgation of such a standard would not result in improved safety or health for specifically designated employees.

The OSHA Regulations available for download at

There are many machine specific standards published by ANSI that cover the most prominent hazards associated with the OSHA regulations, such as

  • ANSI/B11.01 – Mechanical Power Presses
  • ANSI/B11.02  – Hydraulic Power Presses
  • ANSI/B11.03  – Power Press Brakes (OSHA-CPL 2-1.25)
  • ANSI/B11.04  – Shears
  • ANSI/B11.06  – Lathes
  • ANSI/B11.7 – Cold Headers and Cold Formers
  • ANSI/B11.08 – Drilling, Milling, and Boring
  • ANSI/B11.9 – Grinding Machines
  • ANSI/B11.10 – Sawing Machines
  • ANSI/B11.11 – Gear Cutting Machines
  • ANSI/B11.12 – Roll Forming and Roll Bending
  • ANSI/B11.13 – Automatic Screw/Bar and Chucking Machines
  • ANSI/B11.14 – Coil Slitting Machines
  • ANSI/B11.15 – Pipe, Tube, and Shape Bending Machines
  • ANSI/B11.16 – Metal Powder Compacting
  • ANSI/B11.17– Horizontal Hydraulic Extrusion Presses
  • ANSI/B11.18 – Coil Processing Systems
  • ANSI/B11.20  – Manufacturing Systems/Cells
  • ANSI/B11.21  – Machines Using Lasers
  • ANSI/B65.1  – Printing Press Systems
  • ANSI/B65.2  – Binding and Finishing Systems
  • ANSI/B65.5  – Stand Alone Platen Presses
  • ANSI/O1.1 – Woodworking Machinery-Safety Requirements
  • ANSI/Z268.1 – Metal Scrap Processing Equipment
  • RIA/ANSI/15.06  – Industrial Robots and Robot Systems
  • ANSI/SPI B151.1  – Horizontal Injection Moulding Machines
  • ANSI/Z245.2 – Refuse Collection, Processing, and Disposal Equipment-Stationary Compactors 
  • ANSI/Z245.5 – Baling Equipment 

For categories of machines that do not have product specific standards published, the following generic standards can be used to satisfy the OSHA regulations

  • ANSI B11.0 – Safety of Machinery
  • ANSI B11.19 – Performance Criteria for Safeguarding
  • ANSI B11.TR5  – Noise level measurement guidelines
  • NFPA79 – Electrical Safety of Machinery
  • ANSI/Z244.1-2003 – Lockout/tagout of Energy Sources  

Risk Assessment

ANSI Standards requires a documented risk assessment be prepared for all machinery.  We regularly conduct and document risk assessments for many industry sectors.  For manufacturers who have already put forth this effort it is allowed to use the already documented risk assessment and save costs since self declaration and preparation of required documentation is allowed.

Evaluation and Testing to ANSI Standards

ANSI Standards identify general and specific hazards that need to be considered and addressed as applicable.   Some of the safety principles identified in the standards are often quite general making it difficult for some to apply without being concerned if their interpretation is too conservative or liberal.   Our experience enables us to accurately apply the safety principles outlined in the standards to many types of machine designs and identify the proper intent of the requriements.

Safety Related Circuits

Assemblies of certified safety components integrated to achieve safety operation and access to machinery need to be control reliable or comply with the requirements of EN ISO 13849-1 Safety Related Parts of Control Systems.  These standards are difficult to understand and use.  We have the necessary background and experience to help ensure hazards are suitably categorized and designed to meet these difficult requirements.  We prepare Sistema format reports on safety related circuit compliance as a part of our service

Technical File Preparation

To document your compliance, services for assembly of a technical are offered.  Our technical files are prepared in electronic format and consist of the following folders (and more if necessary):

  • Engineering Evaluation and changes for compliance
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety Related Circuit report
  • Electrical Circuit diagrams
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic circuit diagrams
  • Component specification sheets
  • Test Data
  • Installation/Operation/Maintenance Manual
  • Machine Drawings
  • Guard Drawings
  • MSDS Sheets
  • Folders are also provided for all other applicable compliance efforts for the manufacturer to populate

These folders are populated by us with the information provided during the review when technical file preparation is requested. 

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