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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ISO - News - ISO standard to protect machine operators from injury and fatal accidents

 The new ISO 12100 standard on risk assessment and risk reduction for machinery will protect operators better and help designers and manufacturers reduce safety hazards.
Accidents involving machinery incur high costs, both in human terms and also economic and societal ones. Although calculating an exact figure is unrealistic, recent studies have shown that for a single accident the total cost to the individual and to society can be as high as USD 1 million.
With the new ISO 12100:2010, Safety of machinery – General principles for design – Risk assessment and risk reduction, designers will be able to identify risks during the design stage of machine production and hence reduce the risk of future accidents.


ISO standard to protect machine operators from injury and fatal accidents

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