Course Details

The Total Machine Safety summary seminar discusses machine-guarding requirements from a global standpoint. It discusses what global standards are applicable, the process requirements such as risk assessment, and touches upon system and component design and selection. While not delving into specific circuit design, the course provides an overview of the issues that need to be addressed and the pitfalls that must be avoided in machine guarding systems.

Total Machine Safety will cover topics such as:

  • Standards
  • Risk Assessment requirements
  • Lockout/Energy Isolation
  • Electrical and Fluid Power Safety devices and applications
  • Overall machine safeguarding requirements and solutions

A thorough safety system doesn't end at the wire; it includes electrical, mechanical and user-related components. ROSS designed its Total Machine Safety course to address all of these issues. With TMS, you will learn how to resolve safety issues, address machine safeguarding and increase profits at the same time - a winning combination!

What people are saying about the Total Machine Safety:

"Good course, a lot of useful information was covered"

-Diana Janke, Lincoln Eleectric

What's In It For You?

With this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the existing global safety standard landscape and future direction
  • Assess and minimize risk when evaluating machines for safety
  • Examine work environments and recognize potential problems
  • Grasp the basics of electrical and fluid power safety components
  • Manage productivity and uptime by taking a holistic approach to machine safety

The seminar is designed to be a catalyst to encourage a more in depth understanding of the safeguarding of machinery and the designing out of hazards through the use of state of the art safety systems. Not to mention each participant will receive a comprehensive workbook with an extensive appendix of reference materials and a certificate, which is course accredited for 0.8 CEUs by the Michigan Technical Education Center.

Below you can download your course overview and agenda sample.

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Get To Know Our Facilitators

The same subject matter experts who developed the program also facilitate the program. Our pool of facilitators has professional experience and includes registered professional engineers, certified safety professionals and ANSI committee members. Below you can get to know our facilitators.

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Eric Cummings Global Safety Manager FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland, #9232/ 14, Machinery)

A mechanical engineer with more than 15 years of experience, Eric specializes in valve design and fluid power systems integration. His safety experience includes the design and application of pneumatic machine guarding measures. Mr. Cummings has participated on a number of ANSI committees, including GSR and TR6, both of which develop standards for machine safeguarding. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech. Since 2002, Eric has provided machine guarding training for ROSS Controls' clients.

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Steve Boyette Global Industry Specialist - Press/Safety, NAO FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland, #9233/ 14, Machinery)

After working as a technician and trainer with Carrier Transicold, Steve Boyette has worked for ROSS Controls, a leader in the fluid power industry, for nearly 20 years. Today, he serves as the firm's Global Industry Specialist for Safety. Mr. Boyette participates in ANSI standards subcommittees for the review and update of the ANSI B11.19 Performance Criteria for Safeguarding and the ANSI B11.TR3 Guide to Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction. Both committees focus on risks associated with machine tools. He has an Associate’s degree in electromechanical engineering technology from Athens Area Technical Institute (Athens, GA) with an emphasis on robotics.

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Dan Henman Vice President Marketing & Sales, NAO

Dan Henman is the Vice President of Marketing & Sales for ROSS Controls' North American Operations. Since joining ROSS in 1980, Mr. Henman has served a number of key management roles, including Leader of Global Industry Sales Teams, which includes safety, press, steel, glass, plastic, and aluminum. He has also served on the ANSI Z244 committee for Lockout/Tagout and the control of Hazardous Energy - promoting its message globally. Mr. Henman is also a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Precision Metal Forming Association, and the National Fluid Power Association. He holds a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

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What people are saying about the Total Machine Safety:

"Very Good learning/background tool for young engineers. I recommend new engineers take the course. It was very informative"

-Tom Keenan, Bridgestone

Get Enrolled in TMS

ROSS Controls offers open enrollment and on-site TMS classes. We also offer discounts for enrolling multiple employees from the same company. For more information, to see what’s open, or to schedule an on-site course at your company, please contact us using the form below.

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