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Regarding creating a risk assessment. An operator is defined as: "all individuals that could be near or exposed to the robot system or cell." I already include risk assessment tasks for maintenance and general operators. Does that mean I should include risk assessment task mitigation for assembly/installation personnel also?

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Mark Westphal - Manager, Marketing
Schmalz, Inc.
mark [dot] westphal [at] schmalz.us
(919) 713-0880

Hi Andrew - we aren't the best resource for providing answer to your question. I'm not really certain who to direct you to. If you'd like to discuss with our representative - you can contact Matt Specht, Regional Sales Manager at matt.specht@schmalz.us or call our inside team at 919-713-0880. Either may be able to get greater detail and help you find a resource. Mark

Dan Junker - President and Chief Ranger
Automation Rangers, Inc.
danj [at] automationrangers [dot] com
(513) 226-5733

Hi Andrew, We do risk assessments for robot, machine, process, material handling, distribution centers and cranes. We use Safety Center risk assessment software. It pays for itself in the first project, just because it is fast and has great lists. Risk Assessment is ideally cradle to grave. It should be covered by the companies you acquire systems or stations from, you should do it and include not only what your people do as far as tasks, but you also want to cover forseeable use. You can sell what you do and the more comprehensive the more valuable. Note - the Safety Center software includes - ANSI/RIA TR R15.306-2016 for robots and associated machines or processes. You can also apply it to multi-axis machinery. ANSI B11.0-2015 is preferred by MHI and covers many logistics solutions including sortation, conveyors, forklifts, etc. Canada has Z-434-14 and Europe still largely refers to ISO 12100 although ANSI B11.0 seems to have harmonized with it.


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