January 21, 2016

MACHINE SAFETY & RISK ASSESSMENTS

RISK ASSESSMENTS AND RISK REDUCTIONS

The backbone of every safety plan, project, or analysis is the Risk Assessment. Through this process, our team will identify all possible means of employee duress. These can range from the realm of ergonomics to electrical or mechanical threats.

We will analyze all hazards based on:

  • Severity of the hazard
  • Probability of an incident occurring
  • Frequency of presented hazards

After the hazards are identified and the levels of risk is established ITG will use ISO and OSHA approved processes to reduce these risks and present you and your employees with a safe and functioning solution.

Our team is TÜV Rheinland trained and certified to evaluate, design, engineer and certify your machines’ safety-related parts of a control systems (SRP/CS).

THE SAFETY 3-STEP METHOD

ITG utilizes the 3-Step Risk Reduction Method from ISO 12100 and specializes in designs and validations adhering to ISO 13849.

Step 1Inherently Safe Design Measures — To put it plainly, in this step we use well-tried engineer design practices to design a system as safely as possible. This is the only step where hazards can be eliminated.
Step 2Safeguarding — The use of safeguards such as Light Curtains (ESPE) or Fixed Guards are used to safely allow tasks to be performed.
Step 3Information For Use — After all design and engineering methods have been used, items such as Safety Manuals, Safety Warning Placards, PPE, and warning lights can be used to further educate and protect.

WORKPLACE SAFETY MANAGEMENT

ITG can provide detailed workplace safety reports for your business. From Administrative controls and documentation reviews to creating Job Safety Analysis forms and full Workplace safety audits, ITG workplace safety reporting has you covered. All in the effort of providing you and your employees the safest environment possible.

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Forms: This documentation enables employees to participate in identifying hazards and substandard practices in the workplace. The JSA process encourages safe work processes by bringing job safety to a personal level. Working with the employees, ITG can dissect normal work practices and then optimize practices to ensure increased safety, increased productivity, and increased workforce morale.

Safety and Health Reports: ITG specializes in this type of walk through to assist you in maintaining compliance with OSHA and ensuring supervisors and employees have a strong understanding of workplace safety. ITG takes a hands-on approach reviewing all relevant administrative documents and records as well as a thorough inspection of all worksites.

Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) Reports: ITG’s safety team can evaluate your LOTO program to ensure the current programs meets the most current standards. If no plan is in place ITG has the capability of developing and training employees on proper Lock Out Tag Out procedures.

ITG SAFETY SOLUTIONS

  • RISK ASSESSMENTS AND SAFETY REQUIREMENT SPECIFICATIONS
  • ISO 13849-1 MACHINE ASSESSMENTS AND SAFETY UPGRADES
  • SISTEMA VALIDATION AND SYSTEM VERIFICATION
  • JOB SAFETY ANALYSIS
  • FACILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS REVIEW
  • WORK PLACE SAFETY
  • ANALYSTS OSHA AND TÜV RHEINLAND TRAINED AND CERTIFIED