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UL announces Machine Risk Assessment services

UL announces Machine Risk Assessment services

May 6, 2019 -- UL announces the launch of Machine Risk Assessment services designed to help factory owners, asset owners, and employers mitigate risk within the industrial workplace and provide a safer work environment. 

UL's Machine Risk Assessment services provide an unbiased assessment of the safety of industrial manufacturing machinery. The services are based on OSHA, ANSI B11, ISO 12100, NFPA, RIA, and other applicable standards. The on-site risk assessments can be conducted across industries and a range of machine types, for a single machine or an entire factory.

Industrial machines are evolving and becoming more and more automated. Many factories today contain a mix of legacy equipment purchased decades ago that sit alongside more modern, fully automated robotic systems. The legacy systems often fail to meet today's minimal safety requirements creating a substantial risk to users. These failures occur due to gaps in general maintenance, failure to install or replace guards, user shortcuts, and a myriad of other contributing factors.

UL's Machine Risk Assessment services add to UL's portfolio of services and products designed to help create a safer work environment and an on-site safety culture. In addition to the machine risk assessment services, other solutions available include online and classroom training, advisory services, and safety and occupational health manager software.