Machinery Safety - Virtual Symposium and Forum

Includes a Live Event on 03/20/2018 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

This virtual symposium and discussion(s) will address the major concerns and issues with machinery safety and machine guarding hazards and exposures in business and industry.  Emphasis will be placed on using the B11 American National Standards as flagship documents to use in addressing machinery related hazards and exposures.  The sessions and discussions with the expert panel gives attendees ample opportunity for questions and answers.  This would apply to any OSH Professional (or OSH Stakeholder) working with machinery safety issues or machine guarding.  Members claiming interest and experience with manufacturing, engineering, consulting, or affiliated responsibilities would be candidates to attend.

Learning Objectives

  • To give successful forum presentations addressing cutting edge issues machinery safety with an emphasis on machine guarding across business and industry with an emphasis on using the B11 American National Standards as flagship documents to use in addressing machinery related hazards and exposures.
  • Provide attendees with best practices and processes used by the panelists and speakers to move machinery safety and machine guarding safety programs forward in business and industry.
  • Provide additional tangible skills and knowledge to attendees to assist them in moving their own machinery safety and machine guarding safety programs forward in business and industry.
  • Provide background and information on how American National Standards are used in both the private and public sectors to move occupational safety and health forward.


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Handouts from the session

Electronic Copies of the following Standards: 


  • ANSI B11.0-2015 Safety of Machinery; General Requirements & Risk Assessment
  • ANSI B11.19-2010 Performance Requirements for Safeguarding
  • ANSI B11.20-2017 Safety Requirements for Integrated Manufacturing Systems


  • ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 - 2016 The Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout, Tagout and Alternative Methods
  • ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2016 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training
  • ANSI/ASSE Z590.3-2011 (R2016) Prevention through Design Guidelines for Addressing Occupational Hazards and Risks in Design and Redesign Processes

0.8 CEUs


  • ASSE Member Price: $225
  • Non-Member Price: $265

Dave Felinkski

President, B11 Standards, Inc.

David Felinski is the President of B11 Standards, Inc. based in Houston Texas, which is the Secretariat and ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization for the ANSI B11 series of machine safety standards, as well as the U.S. TAG Administrator to ISO/TC 199 and SC 10 of ISO/TC 39.  Dave also participates in numerous other domestic, European and ISO standards development activities, is a member of numerous professional societies and he is currently the immediate Past-President of the Geneva-based International Federation of Standards Users.  Dave has taught in graduate school curricula, worked in hospitals, EHS consulting, trade associations representing the U.S. automotive and machinery builders associations, and Dave holds three different Master of Science degrees (Physiology, Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology) and has nearly 40 years of experience in the fields of Health, Safety and Environment, Human Medicine and in the development of Voluntary Consensus Standards.

Bruce Main

President, Design Safety Engineering Inc.

Bruce W. Main, PE, CSP is the president of design safety engineering, inc., an Ann Arbor, Michigan based engineering consulting firm specializing in risk assessment and safety through design. A professional engineer and certified safety professional, Mr. Main holds mechanical engineering degrees from MIT and the University of Michigan, and an MBA also from the University of Michigan. He is the chair of ANSI B11.0 Safety of Machinery,the Convener (chair) of ISO TC 199/Working Group 5 that is responsible for the international standard ISO 12100 Safety of Machinery, and a member of several industry safety standards committees including ANSI Z244.1. He is also the primary representative to the B11 Committee (machine tool industry) on behalf of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Mr. Main is a member of several professional engineering and safety organizations having authored numerous articles, papers, and books including Risk Assessment: Basics and Benchmarks and Risk Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities. He is a frequent lecturer on risk assessment and prevention through design to industry and educational institutions. He received the ASSE Bresnahan Medal for contributions to standards development.

Heinz Knackstedt

Chris Soranno

Chris Soranno is a Functional Safety Expert in Machinery Safety (TÜV Rheinland) and hasbeen dedicated to industrial safety his entire career. During this time, he has worked for manufacturers, distributors or integrators of safety components and systems. Chris has experience working with both equipment suppliers and users in diverse global applications.  Chris is an active member of numerous domestic standards committees, including industrialrobot standards RIA R15.06 and UL 1740; SPI B151 standards for the plastics industry; and ASSE Z244 for control of hazardous energy.

Chris is a member of many B11 subcommittees,including B11.0 (general requirements and risk assessment), B11.19 (performance criteria forsafeguards), and B11.25 (large machines). He was co-chair of the last revision to B11.3(press brakes) and chairman of the recently completed revision to B11.20 (integratedmanufacturing systems). Internationally, he is also a voting member of ISO/TC 199 for safetyof machinery and ISO/TC 39 for metal forming machines.

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ANSI B11.0-2015 Safety of Machinery; General Requirements & Risk Assessment Electronic Standard - Dave Felinski and Bruce Main
03/20/2018 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
03/20/2018 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
ANSI B11.19-2010 Performance Requirements for Safeguarding - Electronic Copy - Heinz Knackstedt
03/20/2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
03/20/2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
ANSI B11.20-2017 Safety Requirements for Integrated Manufacturing Systems
03/20/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
03/20/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes In recent years, innovations in industrial automation and control systems have advanced automated manufacturing with innovative and sophisticated designs. Under the umbrella of integrated manufacturing systems (IMS) and their associated safety standards (ANSI B11.20 and ISO 11161), new automation with improved abilities have been designed to allow frequent interaction with humans in the workspace while maintaining high levels of productivity. An integrated manufacturing system should be considered to be a whole new and different machine rather than simply the sum of its parts combined. Hazards are unique to each IMS, and the number and types of hazards are directly related to the nature of the automation process and the complexity of the installation. The risks associated with these hazards vary with the type of machinery used, their purpose, and the way in which they are installed, programmed, operated, and maintained. As individual machines and equipment are incorporated into an IMS, new hazards arise and new risks are introduced. In particular, combining individual machines intended by the supplier to operate independently into an integrated manufacturing system for coordinated operation typically introduces new or additional hazards not foreseen by each OEM. The supplier or modifier of an IMS needs the cooperation of entities who, individually, may know only a part of the whole. Where there are requirements for frequent manual interventions to parts of the IMS (e.g., inspections, maintenance, set-up, observation), it can be impractical or unnecessary to stop the entire system. This standard gives requirements to provide for the safety of individuals who perform these tasks. Safeguarding for these tasks relates to the concept and use of “task zones.”
ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 - 2016 The Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout, Tagout and Alternative Methods – Bruce Main
03/20/2018 at 4:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
03/20/2018 at 4:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
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