Essential Updates to Machine Safety Standards to Help Improve Safety in your Facility

START DATE:8/20/2020

Start Time:2:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes


Factories are increasingly automated, complex and pressed for efficiency. At the same time, increased injury costs and legal penalties push safety requirements to new levels.

This webinar introduces the latest machine safety concepts and highlights recent changes to ANSI B11 safety standards. We start by explaining basic principles for machine safety and minimum safety requirements for fixed industrial machines in the United States. Then, we move beyond the basics to provide an overview of the latest ANSI machine safety standards, including ANSI B11.0-2020 and ANSI B11.19-2019.  
This webinar includes:

  • A summary of machine safety requirements for fixed industrial machines
  • Overview of ANSI B11.0 (similar to ISO 12100)
  • New requirements and considerations for ANSI B11.0-2020 and ANSI B11.19-2019
  • Risk reduction measures such as safeguarding, control reliability and safety devices  
This informative webinar will equip you with useful information to help you improve safety at your facility today.   

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John Kovacik

PE, Principal Engineer for Machinery


John Kovacik, Principal Engineer, is UL’s Primary Designated Engineer (PDE) for industrial control equipment; components and assemblies including control panels and industrial machinery. His primary responsibilities are driving consistency, integrity and engineering quality in the establishment and application of UL product certification requirements. John’s 45-year career with UL includes many years of experience with codes and standards. He represents UL on numerous technical committees covering a broad range of subjects for NFPA, NEMA and the IEC. He is UL’s principal member on the National Electrical Code (NEC®) Correlating Committee and is responsible for coordinating UL's participation in NEC activities. He is also a member of NEC Code Panels 12 and 13. John is also UL’s principal member on the NFPA 79 Committee for Industrial Machinery and the NFPA 20 Committee for Stationary Fire Pumps. He serves as the Technical Advisor for the U.S. National Committee Technical Advisory Group for IEC Subcommittee 121A. John has received the IEC 1906 Award, the NFPA Committee Service Award, the NFPA Richard G. Biermann Award and is an NFPA Life Member.

Ken Hackworth

PE, Functional Safety Engineer


Ken Hackworth has more than 25 years of experience in industrial controls and functional safety systems and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Ohio, a certified Functional Safety Engineer and a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals. Ken is a participating sub-committee member of ANSI B11.19 and ANSI B11.26 safety standards. Ken is experienced and certified in U.S. and International safety standards, including OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, RIA and ISO/EN safety standards and specializes in machine safety engineering and compliance consulting for industrial clients in the United States.



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