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Jim Van Kessel

Jim Van Kessel

Owner - JVK Industrial Automation Inc.

I have spent 10 years working as the chief Engineer for a press builder and then moved onto machine safety consulting. I been performing Prestart health and safety reviews since before they became law. I am an active member of the CSA(Canadian Standards Association) standards technical committees for • Z142 "Code for Power Press Operation: Health, Safety, and Guarding Requirements", • Z432 "Safeguarding of Machinery", • Z434 "Industrial Robots and Robot Systems —General Safety Requirements", (I am currently the Co-chair of this committee) • Z460 “Lockout and Alternate Methods”. Along with the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) • B11.1 “Safety Requirements for Mechanical Power Presses” • B11.2 “Safety Requirements for Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Presses” (I am the Co-chair of this committee) • B11.3 “Safety Requirements for Power Press Brakes” • B11.16 “Safety Requirements for Powder/Metal Compacting Presses” • B11.0 "Safety of Machinery" • B11.19 "Performance Criteria for Safeguarding" • B11.20 "Safety Requirements for Integrated Manufacturing Systems" And the ISO (International Standards Organization) • ISO 10218 “Robots for industrial environments —Safety requirements- Parts 1 and 2” • ISO 16902 parts 1-4 "Machine tools - Safety for presses" • ISO 20430 "Plastics and rubber machines - Injection Molding Machines - Safety requirements"

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