2016-12-01 12:00 - Messages

Noise risk as described in instructions supplied with printing machinery

The printing industry uses a wide range of noisy machines that have the potential to damage workers' hearing if the risks are not effectively managed. Users need information that represents noise emissions during the intended uses of the machine, to enable an assessment and the management of the associated noise risks.
There is a legal requirement under the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 for machinery manufacturers to provide declared noise emissions in instruction manuals. (This legislation implements the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC). However, there is a lack of information on the adequacy of declared noise emissions for printing machinery sold in the United Kingdom.
This report describes research that was carried out to assess the adequacy of the noise emission information provided in a sample of fifteen instruction manuals supplied by manufacturers of printing machinery.

Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1086.htm

Z432-16 - Safeguarding of machinery

Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe injuries in the workplace and a significant percentage of injuries in the workplace can be attributed to machine-related incidents each year. Machine safeguarding measures are essential to protecting the workers who come into contact with machines as part of their job duties. Any machine that may cause injury must be safeguarded.
The third edition of CSA Z432- Safeguarding of Machinery specifies requirements for the design, manufacture (including remanufacture and rebuilding), installation, maintenance, operation, and safeguarding of industrial equipment to prevent injuries and accidents and enhance the safety of personnel who operate, assemble, and maintain machinery. The need for a new edition was prompted by the changing technology related to these machines and the wish of stakeholders, including regulators, employers, manufacturers, and labour, for a document that would reflect the latest thinking concerning operator and equipment safety.

Source: http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/machine-safety/z432-16/invt/27020722016

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