The safety of machines has always been a major focus for the ISSA Section Machine and System Safety. Progress has been made in the past, but there are still too many accidents in relation with machines worldwide which not only cause human suffering, but also entail substantial costs for the social
Unsafe or even defeated machines cause nearly 30 per cent of all fatal workplace accidents and nearly 20 per cent of all workplace accidents in the European Union. This is too high a prize every affected worker has to pay and also has negative effects and economic losses for the manufacturers and
In this article, Professor Siegfried Radandt, Technical Adviser of the Section on Machine and System Safety and internationally renowned explosion protection expert, explores the impact of digital transformation on safety risks and productivity of technical systems.
Factsheets on Explosion Protection are now available. Produced by the Sections on Prevention in the Chemical Industry and on Machine and System Safety, the factsheets convey the most critical information regarding explosion protection.