Stamping press and_press_brake_safety_standards_management_primer

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A management primer on the recently revised saftey standards for stamping presses and press brakes to explain to senior management n straight forward terms what needs to be done and simple steps they …

A management primer on the recently revised saftey standards for stamping presses and press brakes to explain to senior management n straight forward terms what needs to be done and simple steps they can take to ensure compliance at their company.

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  • 1. Does your company use Stamping Presses / Press Brakes? LEARN IF YOUR OPERATIONS ARE COMPLIANT WITH CURRENT SAFETY STANDARDS A MANAGEMENT PRIMER from
  • 2. Agenda What are these standards & what needs to be done? 1) Which safety standards are we talking about? 2) Summary of these revised safety requirements 3) What steps can be taken to confirm you comply? 4) Technology available to constantly monitor safety 5) Addressing any issues before an accident All of these recent revisions have been focused on more closely harmonizing standards for these equipment types from the USA, Canada and Europe (ISO).
  • 3. Are you aware of and familiar with the applicable safety standards? 1)Which Safety Standards are we talking about? A) USA – Mechanical Stamping Presses ANSI B11.1 (2009) (2009) B) USA – Hydraulic Stamping Presses ANSI B11.2 (under rev) C) USA – Press Brakes ANSI B11.3 (currently under revision) D) Z142- CANADA – CSA Z142-10 (New Release March 2010) (Covers Mechanical / Hydraulic Presses and Press Brakes) All of these recent revisions have been focused on more closely harmonizing standards for these equipment types from the USA, Canada and Europe (ISO).
  • 4. High level requirements summary to meet these safety standards 2) Summary of these revised safety requirements A) Responsibilities of Employers, Employees , Equipment Suppliers & Integrators * B) Design, Design, Construction and Machine Requirements C) Hazard Identification and Control D) Safeguarding of Personnel E) Set up, Operation & Maintenance F) Training , Verification and Records * * For purposes of this presentation we will focus on items A & F as B,C,D & E are technical in nature for which you can request verification of compliance by a Professional Engineer but first &last are direct management items.
  • 5. High level requirements summary to meet these safety standards 2) Summary of these revised safety requirements A) Responsibilities of Employers (User) - Overall workplace safety of personnel - Review power press design to ensure conformance with ANSI B11 - Ensure that all hazards are identified - Ensure that all protective measures taken - Ensure presses provide point of operation safeguarding - Procedure for inspection and maintenance of presses Note: Summary information only for management primer purposes. Full details and ANSI B11 standards are available through www.ansi.org
  • 6. High level requirements summary to meet these safety standards 2) Summary of these revised safety requirements A) Responsibilities of Employers (User) (continued) - Safe working procedures established and followed - Operator & Auxiliary personnel follow instructions & directions - Tooling & Maintenance personnel are also properly trained - Determine & train on required Personal Protective Equipment - lockout/tagout Establish & follow lockout/tagout procedure - Only authorized personnel perform service & maintenance activities Note: Summary information only for management primer purposes. Full details and ANSI B11 standards are available through www.ansi.org
  • 7. High level requirements summary to meet these safety standards 2) Summary of these revised safety requirements F) Training , Verification and Records User shall establish personnel training programs that ensure following : - The training of personnel should be documented - All personnel are properly trained & qualified to perform functions - Instruct operators properly in set-up of press production system set- - Instruct operators properly in operation of press production system Note: Note: Summary information only for management primer purposes. Full details and ANSI B11 standards are available through www.ansi.org
  • 8. High level requirements summary to meet these safety standards 2) Summary of these revised safety requirements F) Training , Verification and Records (continued) User shall establish personnel training programs that ensure following : - Require all operators demonstrate knowledge of press system - Instruct all die setters in proper procedures - Ensure maintenance personnel are trained in safe working procedures - Ensure supervisors trained in safe working procedures for all roles - lockout/tagout Train personnel in lockout/tagout of hazardous energy sources Note: Note: Summary information only for management primer purposes. Full details and ANSI B11 standards are available through www.ansi.org
  • 9. Ask your in-house safety experts & in- committee to verify compliance 3) What steps can be taken to confirm you comply? - Ensure company buys copies of applicable standards - Task internal Safety experts & safety committee to confirm - Get technical review of equipment by Professional Engineer - Ask HR department to confirm training & show you records Major issue is often lack of education and knowledge on the specifics of these safety standards. Often it is only your interest & attention to this issue needed to get started.
  • 10. What types of monitoring solutions are available to meet standards? 4) Technology available to constantly monitor safety - Safety press control required to monitor all safety components on presses & press brakes - Control Reliability or safety circuit performance level ensures continuous dual channel monitoring - Diverse redundancy of key components to ensure no single point of failure in the safety monitoring system to protect your workers. Stops Presses & Press Brakes from operating when there are specific safety issues that may cause accident
  • 11. Address now to control schedule & costs demonstrating due diligence 5) Addressing any issues before an accident - in- Get your HR, in-house safety person & committee involved - Ensure they get copies of the applicable standards - Task them with verification of compliance - Get expert engineering assistance for technical aspects - Develop a plan & schedule for completing upgrades - suppliers/ Work with suppliers/integrator to complete - Don’t forget need for training, verification and records Addressing these issues before an accident means you do so on your timetable with control of cost, liabilities and fines which is often not the case in aftermath of accident
  • 12. THANK YOU! Jeff Ashcroft Tel: 905-836-4089 Fax: 905-895-0364 jeff@reflexintegration.com Twitter: @Reflex_ 1151 Gorham St Unit 18 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, L3Y 8Y1