Each individual element of the system Man - Machine - Environment may be the cause of system weaknesses and thus lead to risks.
The tasks of the International Section of the ISSA on Machine and System Safety are to
The Section on Machine and System Safety is composed of members . Its two executive bodies are: the General Assembly and the Bureau . The Bureau is elected by the General Assembly.
The members' assembly elected the new Bureau in its meeting May 8th, 2008 in Rome.
Norbert Weis, Institution for statutory accident insurance and prevention in the foodstuffs industry and the catering trade (BGN), Mannheim, Germany.
Directeur, Carsat Alsace-Moselle, Strasbourg, France
INAIL, Direzione Centrale Prevenzione, Rome, Italy
Dr. Peter Rüdin
Delegierter der Geschäftsleitung, Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt (Suva), Lucerne, Switzerland;
WORKPLACE SAFETY & PREVENTION SERVICES
Dr. Hans-Jürgen Bischoff, Institution for statutory accident insurance and prevention in the foodstuffs industry and the catering trade (BGN), Mannheim, Germany
Experts from about 12 countries - from insurance carriers, research institutes, companies, associations and individuals - work together in the following four working groups:
The working group 'Risk Management' aims at showing the importance of risk governance and risk management for successful, safe and healthy working, in accordance with international legal regulations, and to make transparent its complexity. Special attention is given to new trends and new risks in the modern society and world of work. It is directed at insurers and prevention services of occupational risks as well as to risk managers and other responsible persons in the enterprise for questions of principle and to experts for special issues.
Coordinator: Prof. Siegfried Radandt, Technical Adivsor of the Section Machine and System Safety, Gartenstr. 16, D - 68782 Brühl, email@example.com.
Dr. Hans-Jürgen Bischoff, Section Machine and System Safety, Mannheim, Germany
Domenico Geraci, Istituto Superiore per la Prevenzione e la Sicurezza del Lavoro (ISPESL), Rome, Italy
Suvi Lehtinen, Finnish Institute for Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Jorma Rantanen, Finnish Institute for Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Ortwin Renn, Center of Technology Assessment in Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany
Leonard Sassano, Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA), Toronto, Canada
The working group 'Control Devices' aims to prepare safety on machines and plants in a comprehensible and user-appropriate manner and to promote qualified discussion between interested persons. It is addressed above all to manufacturers, designers and enterprises as well as to consultants for questions concerning safety of machines and plants.
New publication: Safety Flyers
The present safety flyers are addressed to enterprises (users, installers of presses, supervisors) as well as to safety experts and controllers.
The safety flyers have been written as short information in order to clarify the requirements fixed in the Directives but also to present new technologies (servo or hybrid presses). We would like to draw attention to the requirements to technical safety and to control points for the user and installer of presses before and during the production.
We thank all participating institutions within the ISSA-Section Machine and System Safety, in particular the members of the project group "control devices, for a very cooperative co-operation.
The following safety flyers can be downloaded free of charge:
Introduction (English see above)
(1) Servo presses:
(2) Two-hand-control devices at presses
(3) Light curtains / light grids
The contents of these flyers shall serve as aid to orientation for a quick overview and make no claim to be complete.
Further information also under:
Rolf Bösch, Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt (Suva), Rösslimattstr. 39, CH - 6002 Luzern, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Working Group "Explosion Protection" has published a practical guide to document working areas with explosive atmospheres: "Practical assistance for the preparation of an explosion protection document" as users are obliged to such an document according to the "Directive 1999/92/EC. It is addressed above all to users and to consultants for safety and health in the enterprises
Co-ordinator: Dr. Martin Gschwind, Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt (Suva), Rösslimattstr. 39, CH - 6002 Luzern; email@example.com
The Working Group "Market Observation" aims at:
It is addressed above all to designers, manufacturers; users, operators; consultants and controllers concerning safety at work (safety of machines and installations). Its strategy is to win European partners for the project group, develop a working program and put together a list of organisations playing a role in the relation manufacturer - operator and describe the activities of the participating countries.
First Results: Some new machines used in the enterprises cause problems for the safety and health of the users. Not all manufacturers or designers have sufficient knowledge of the regulations and standards valid in the European Union or do not apply them correctly. In each member state authorities have been put into charge of the market surveillance. This system could be improved by a stronger integration of competent prevention bodies which are in a close contact with the users as well as with the manufacturers of machines. They would be able to facilitate the communication between the concerned parties and could benefit from all the observations and information in order to promote the prevention. This is the contribution which this working group can do for the system of market surveillance.
Coordinator: Bernard Leseux, Caisse Régionale d'Assurance Alsace-Moselle, 14, rue A. Seyboth, 67010 Strasbourg, France, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolf Bösch, Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt (Suva), Lucerne, Switzerland
Karl-Heinz Grass, Berufsgenossenschaft Nahrungsmittel und Gaststätten, Mannheim, Germany
Bernard Leseux, Caisse Régionale d'Assurance Alsace-Moselle, Strasbourg, France
Dominique Saitta, Direction des Risques Professionnels, Caisse Nationale d'Assurance Maladie Paris, France
Katri Tytykoski, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Tampere, Finland