Machine Safety and Risk Assessment Training


In the US, the liability falls on employers and asset owners to comply with OSHA requirements to provide a safe workplace. By law, every employer must complete a workplace hazard assessment. This course teaches you how to fulfill requirements to provide safe, compliant machinery and complete a workplace hazard/risk assessment.

In this 1-Day workshop, safety professionals, technical personnel, engineers and managers will develop an understanding of the latest OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, RIA (industrial and collaborative robots) and ISO/EN requirements for industrial machine safety and risk assessment.

Touching briefly on OSHA basics for machine safeguarding, the course moves beyond the basics to cover advanced requirements such as modern safeguarding techniques, control reliability (ISO 13849 “Cat. 3” safety circuits), alternatives to Lock-out/Tag-out (OSHA hazardous energy controls), risk assessment, and risk reduction strategies.  After this course, students will be able to recognize and identify machine workplace hazards, understand applicable U.S. machine safeguarding requirements, and inspect/recommend compliant machine safeguarding.

In today’s highly competitive environment, understanding your risk and liability is essential to good business practices.  Machinery hazards can be identified, assessed, and mitigated to limit your organizations exposure to risk.   Learn workplace safety requirements and how to comply with US machine safety regulations from the experts at UL.


Topics covered in this course include:

  • Importance of machine safety
  • OSHA requirements for workplace safety and machine guarding
  • Control reliability
    • Category 3 circuits
    • Guard interlocks
  • US machine safety standards
    • NFPA 79
    • ANSI B11.0
    • ANSI B11.19
    • RIA 15.06 (industrial and collaborative robots)
    • ANSI Z244.
  • Comparison of US and ISO\EU machine safety standards
  • Conducting a risk assessment according to ANSI/RIA TR 15.306
    • Rationale for risk assessments
    • Assessing risk factors: severity, exposure, avoidance
    • Risk assessment tools

Event participants will receive a risk assessment tool (Microsoft Excel based) for your use in developing your own risk assessments. 


Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify machine related workplace hazards
  • Understand applicable U.S. machine safeguarding requirements
  • Inspect and recommend compliant machine safeguarding
  • Complete an OSHA/ANSI compliant risk assessment
  • Understand advanced concepts, such as:
    • Control reliability and functional safety
    • Alternatives to Lock-out/Tag-out (LOTO - Hazardous Energy Controls)
    • Industrial and collaborative robots
    • Risk assessment and risk reduction strategies

Target Audience

  • Safety professionals
  • Technical personnel
  • Engineers and managers
  • Business Leaders
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Time Requirement


Instructor-Led 1 day $575.00

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