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May 19, 2015

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Machinery safety guide launched

A Practical Guide to Machinery Safety was launched today by TÜV SÜD Product Service.

Available as a download from TÜV SÜD, the guide has been developed in response to the common hazards and issues that its consultants regularly observe when visiting manufacturing sites.

 The guide introduces machinery safety, providing guidance on the best route to compliance, including topics such as:

  • the legislative framework;
  • implementing risk assessments;
  • four steps to CE marking;
  • electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); and
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

“While machinery end-users think they have safety compliance covered, our site visits often prove otherwise. Safety requirements go much further than the Machinery Directive, and a complex series of interrelated standards means that even the most astute can still get things wrong.

“Our new guide will help them to ensure that they are on the right path to compliance as machinery safety is one of the most significant issues facing every manufacturing company in Europe today,” said Neil Dyson, Business Line Manager for Machinery Safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service.

The guide is available to download from the TÜV SÜD website.

Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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