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Safety Questions

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In performing a robotic risk assessment -utilizing ISO/TS 15066, there is no force / pressure limits for foot. How do you determine the risk level for the mobile robot rolling over the foot / toe? The current work environment allows sandals so there is a potential for the toe to get struck / rolled over before the bump to the leg.

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Josh Cloer - Sales Director Eastern US
MiR - Mobile Industrial Robots
jcl [at] mir-robots [dot] com

Hi Carla, I believe the main risk aversion tactic would be to stop the vehicle prior to any contact with personnel. I would encourage you to check out safety guidelines that are more relevant to mobile robots specifically. ISO 3691-4 ANSI B56.5 RIA 15.08 UL 3100 If you have a need to learn more about mobile robots or customers in need this technology, please reach out to setup an intro call.

James Norton - President
JHN Group
jamesnorton [at] jhngroup [dot] com
(617) 448-9649

The answer is in OSHA OSHA 1910.136(a) General requirements. The employer shall ensure that each affected employee uses protective footwear when working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, or when the use of protective footwear will protect the affected employee from an electrical hazard, such as a static-discharge or electric-shock hazard, that remains after the employer takes other necessary protective measures. I think that controls more than the Robot Standard

Miranda Woods - Marketing Event Coordinator
TUV Rheinland
mwoods [at] us [dot] tuv.com
(847) 208-4328

Hello! Thank you for submitting a question to RIA. Our experts at TUV Rheinland would love to assist you. Would you like to set up a call? If so, please reply with your contact info and I will set you up with one of our experts! Thank you!

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