Safety Risk Assessments

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Safety Risk Assessments Scalable to Your Needs

When it comes to machine safety, safety assessments are the first step on the journey towards safety standard compliance. MPSA offers two scalable assessment solutions:

Machine Safety Risk Assessment

High-Level Safety Analysis

For larger or high-level applications, a full risk assessment is usually required. This detailed assessment identifies points of hazard and evaluates them with applicable safety standards. IThis assessment takes approxomately 6-8 hours per machine to complete.

Machine Safety Survey

Mid-Level Safety Analysis

For smaller or simplified applications, a full risk assessment may not necessary.  Our Safety Survey follows a questionnaire closely aligned with the OSHA, ANSI & other consensus standards. This assessment takes approximately one hour per machine to complete. 

Machine Safety Risk Assessment

High-Level Safety Analysis

With a safety risk assessment, a certified safety consultant thoroughly measures safety hazards and their severity, exposure, and probability. Based on their evaluations, as well as the input from those most familiar with the operation of the equipment, they will rate the frequency, severity, and the level of avoidance for each risk. A decision tree is then used to determine the total risk of the machine (based on ANSI-B11) or for each individual safety function (based on ISO 13849).

The certified safety consultant will identify points of hazard during all potential conditions of machine use. They will also evaluate the probability of injury, level of severity, and the actual or potential exposure of all workers. They will communicate safety risk findings throughout the entire process and will work together to prioritize solutions for the most severe safety risks.

The Safety Risk Assessment Includes:

Document & Training Assessment

We will review and evaluate all equipment usage documentation, including equipment and training manuals and maintenance logs. We will also review the process used to determine operator training, outlining any evaluations, or detailing how conclusions were made to qualify users of the equipment.

Control Reliability Assessment

We will identify the non-mechanical hazards that affect the control reliability of the machine. Control reliability and non-mechanical hazards pertain to the electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic components and circuits, and their operations related to the safety of the equipment.

Procedural Assessment

We will review and evaluate the methods and procedures used in the processing, use, handling or storage of materials, tools, and substances used in your application.

Risk Prioritization Matrix

By estimating the length of exposure to the hazard and assessing the worst injury possible, the risk prioritization matrix can be used to determine the level of threat from each hazard that has been identified. Prioritizing hazards can prepare you to correct the most dangerous situations first and make plans to correct lower ranking hazards in the future.

Recommendation Report

You will receive industry-accepted safety recommendations to eliminate or reduce the mechanical hazards that have been identified. Learn more (link).

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Safety Surveys

MPSA’s Machine Safety Survey is used to identify visible and hidden equipment hazards and determine if the investment in a full a risk assessment is warranted (potentially saving thousands of dollars.)

Recommendation Reports

After conducting a Risk Assessment or Safety Survey, we provide a Recommendation Report which lists suitable measures to address each action item uncovered.

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