Please join our speaker Roberta Nelson Shea,
Director, Safety Consulting Services
Applied Manufacturing Technologies
for the next SES Webinar:
Trends in Machinery/Automation Safety
March 20, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:30pm ET
The webinar will be moderated and there will be opportunity for discussion with the presenter. Click here to register.
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About the Webinar:
Not too long ago, we reviewed machinery after it was designed and built to determine what would be needed for safeguarding so that people could work with the machinery and hopefully not be injured. And finally training and procedures would be developed to address all the risks that could not be controlled or prevented by design or safeguarding.
Now, there is a tremendous push to design safety into the machine and the automation systems. When the design is complete and the machine/ automation system is built, there are few changes or additions to address safety. However we still have the step of developing training and procedures to address the residual risks. It is just that now there are much fewer residual risks that are addressed by administrative controls (e.g., training, procedures).
What is entailed in embracing and considering safety earlier in the cycle?
About the Speaker:
Roberta Nelson Shea is a safety resource for automation in the warehousing operations of C&S Wholesale Grocers and Symbotic automation provider.
She has over 30 years experience in automation, machinery, and safety. She has been involved in sales and marketing of safety services and safety automation products, as well as having provided safety consulting services. Ms. Nelson Shea holds a BSME from WPI and a MSEng in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management from the University of Alabama Birmingham. She has been COO and General Manager of a safety automation provider.
Roberta has been involved in safety standardization also for over 30 years - ANSI, Canada CSA, ISO, and IEC standards currently serving as Chair of the ANSI RIA R15.06 Safety Standard Subcommittee and USA Chair of the Technical Advisory Group on Automation Safety (TC 184). Ms. Nelson Shea is a member of ANSI's Board of Directors.
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