Machine safeguarding risk assessments help identify risk levels and define risk reduction strategies.
Our staff will visit your site and conduct full machine safeguarding risk assessments as required per ANSI B11.0-2015 Safety of Machinery – General Requirements and Risk Assessment.
Benefits – Safe machines actually increase profitability by:
- reducing worker injuries or death;
- reducing or eliminating OSHA fines;
- reducing or eliminating litigation cost;
- lowering insurance costs;
- reducing the paid time off for an employee who has had an accident;
- increasing productivity by operators who are confident in the safety of their machines.
These are the more obvious examples, but business owners and executives concerned with the profitability of their company should also understand that employee productivity is positively affected when the machines and processes they work with our safe. Employees feel the company they work for genuinely cares about them when their safety is taken seriously.
Another real concern of companies today is the bad press and damage to the brand reputation should significant injury or death occur to workers. In today’s news environment, and with social media, work-related injuries and deaths are nearly always immediately relayed to customers and shareholders. Employees are left to ask themselves -why the company did not address the potential problem sooner and what other shortcuts are being taken?
More cost savings:
A study by Liberty Mutual showed that for every dollar spent on safety and risk assessments, the company received $3 worth of benefits.
OSHA is even more convinced of the benefits of Risk Assessment. According to OSHA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs, every dollar spent on safety saves a company $4 to $6. Risk Assessment of a machine is the best single method to reduce the hazards and to design a safe machine.
Our detailed machine risk assessment includes:
Risk Level Identification – We will interact with your operators and maintenance personnel to understand the intended use of the machine, identify tasks and their associated hazards, and the level of risk associated with the operation of the machine.
A detailed task and hazard list will be developed and the risk will be assessed base on:
– frequency of exposure
– severity of possible injury
– ability to avoid the Hazard
Risk Reduction – as part of our report, we will provide suggested protective measures that both reduce the risk to a tolerable level and achieve compliance with applicable regulations and standards.