Risk Assessment

Our thorough risk assessments identify points of hazard during all potential conditions, as defined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910, Subpart O, and comply with other federal and international guidelines. We also evaluate the probability of injury and level of severity, as well as the actual or potential exposure of all workers. We communicate findings to you throughout the entire process, which typically takes from 4-6 hours per machine.

  • We make industry-accepted recommendations to eliminate or reduce any mechanical hazards that have been identified.
  • We identify non-mechanical hazards that affect the control reliability of the machine. Control reliability non-mechanical hazards pertain to the electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic components and circuits, and their operations, related to the safety of the equipment.
  • We review all equipment usage documentation and the process used to determine operator training, outlining any evaluations, or detailing how conclusions were made to qualify users of the equipment.
  • We take into account the methods and procedures used in the processing, use, handling or storage of materials, tools and substances.
  • Our risk assessments effectively measure hazard severity, exposure and probability based on input from people familiar with how the equipment is used. A decision tree is developed to determine the total risk of the machine (based on ANSI-B11) or for each individual safety function (based on ISO 13849).

Contact MPSA today to learn more or to schedule a risk assessment of your machinery.

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