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Safety and Compliance Standards Safety and Compliance standards address the many factors involved in the management of equipment and workplace safety in industrial plants, as well as meeting industry-wide compliancy requirements and standards. Safety and Compliance Standards provide the basis of meeting said requirements through the regulation of the installation and maintenance of machinery; procedures for inspecting and testing equipment and products; requirements for plant facilities and work environments; and measurements to assure workplace safety. Safety and Compliance Standards serve to reduce safety and legal risk throughout the industrial sector by means of specifying agreed upon safety principles, including those concerning design, maintenance, construction, inspection, and operation. The standardization of Safety and Compliance procedures helps to assure that the workplace and industry space are safe. Find more information on workplace safety, noise safety, and labeling from the American National Standards Institute.

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APTA-RT-SC-S-011-03 [2004]

Standard for Cable Plant System Inspection and Testing

This standard provides procedures for inspecting and testing rail transit cable plants.


AIAG OHS-2:2004

OHS- 2: Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety Guideline (Secured file - cannot be printed)

The Guideline addresses plant facility layouts, visual displays, and mental attitudes. The facility and visual displays are physical items that assist in making the work place safer, The mental elements are somewhat more intangible but crucial to maintaining the awareness of and proper emphasis on safety. It is important to remember that the Pedestrian and Safety Guideline involves a lot more than ""simply painting lines on the floor."" It is a comprehensive program and,to be effective, it needs the interaction among all of its elements(facilities assessment indentifying areas requiring pedestrian/vehicular safety controls, equipment specifications, and pedestrian/operator training). Version 1 - 06/2004


ANSI B11.0-2015 (Format 1)

Safety of Machinery (Single Column Format)

This Type-A standard applies to new, existing, modified or rebuilt power driven machines, not portable by hand while working, that are used to process materials by cutting; forming; pressure; electrical, thermal or optical techniques; lamination; or a combination of these processes.


ANSI B11.0-2015 (Format 2)

Machines - Safety of Machinery (Double Column Format)

This Type-A standard applies to new, existing, modified or rebuilt power driven machines, not portable by hand while working, that are used to process materials by cutting; forming; pressure; electrical, thermal or optical techniques; lamination; or a combination of these processes.


BS EN 12753:2005+A1:2010

Thermal cleaning systems for exhaust gas from surface treatment equipment. Safety requirements (British Standard)

1.1 This document is applicable to thermal cleaning systems for exhaust gas from surface treatment equipment/systems as given below in which the concentration of exhaust gas to be cleaned (for the purpose of this document, named "process gas") at the inlet to the thermal cleaning system is safely limited within the concentration ranges given in 5.2.1.2. Surface treatment equipment includes: - dryers according to EN 1539, curing equipment; - flash-off areas; - coating plants (e.g. closed spray booths, open fronted spray booths); - machines using flammable solvents for the pre-treatment and cleaning of products or equipment (e.g. barrels, tins, cans or containers); - related solvent handling equipment. This document deals only with the significant hazards from fire and explosion as listed in Clause 4, when used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer. The types of thermal cleaning systems covered in this document are - direct combustion, and - catalytic combustion (see definitions in 3.1.1 and 3.1.2). This document shall be used in conjunction with the relevant requirements of EN 746-1 and EN 746-2. For the purpose of this document a thermal cleaning system for process gas contains the following components: fan(s), heat exchanger, process space, main and supporting burner, injection system, power driven dampers, control and power circuits joined together for the processing of flammable substances, predominantly volatile organic compounds, by effecting oxidation. NOTE Thermal cleaning equipment is usually integrated with systems as covered by e.g. EN 1010, EN 1539, EN 12215, prEN 12921-1 or prEN 12921-3. 1.2 This document is not applicable to: - thermal paint removal systems; - pyrolytic systems. 1.3 This document is not applicable to thermal cleaning systems which are manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.

This standard is also available from: DIN  /  ON  /  SS


NFPA 1991-2000

NFPA 1991: Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies, 2000 Edition

Covers design criteria, performance criteria, and test methods for Vapor-Protective Suits designed to protect emergency response personnel against exposure to specified chemicals in vapor and liquid splash environments during hazardous chemical emergencies.


NFPA 1992-2000

NFPA 1992: Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies, 2000 Edition

Covers design criteria, performance criteria, and test methods for Liquid Splash-Protective Suits designed to protect emergency response personnel against exposure to specified chemicals in liquid-splash environments during hazardous chemical emergencies.


NFPA 2112-2001

NFPA 2112: Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire, 2001 Edition

Specifies the minimum design, performance, and certification requirements, and test methods for new flash fire protective garments. This standard shall not apply to protective clothing for wildland fire fighting, technical rescue, structural fire fighting, proximity fire fighting or any other speciality fire fighting operations, or hazardous chemical emergencies. This standard shall not apply to protection from electrical flashes, radiological agents, biological agents, or hazardous chemicals.


ASME B30.28-2015

Balance Lifting Units

Provisions for similar equipment used for a special purpose, such as, but not limited to, non-vertical lifting service, lifting a guided load, or lifting personnel are not included in this Volume.


ANSI Z245.21-2013

Stationary Compactors - Safety Requirements for Manufacturing and Reconstruction

This standard revises requirements to minimize the risk of fire, electrical shock and injury to persons during operation and maintenance of stationary compacting equipment for use with wastes and recyclable materials by commercial businesses, apartment buildings, industrial plants, waste processing facilities, waste disposal and transfer industries, and recycling facilities. The requirements of this standard apply to stationary compactors rated at 600 volts or less, for outdoor or indoor use, and are employed in accordance with the manufacturer's written installation, operation, and maintenance instructions and procedures.


NFPA 70E-2004

NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces, 2004 Edition

Covers the full range of electrical safety issues from work practices to maintenance, special equipment requirements, and installation. In fact, OSHA bases its electrical safety mandates on the comprehensive information in this important Standard.


ASME B20.1-2015

Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment

This standard for conveyors and related equipment presents certain guides for the design, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of conveyors and related equipment. The conveyors may be of the bulk material, package, or unit-handling types, where the installation is designed for permanent, temporary, or portable operation. The ultimate goal of this Standard is to help protect public safety, while reflecting industry best-practices. The first edition of the ASME Safety Standard for Conveyors, Cableways, and Related Equipment was approved by the American Standards Association (now known as the A.N.S.I.) as American Standard B20.1-1947. Since then it has been continuously updated to reflect technology advances. B20.1 offers essential guidance for safety to both public and private sectors: ò For public sectors, it serves as the basis for state, municipal, and other jurisdictional authorities in drafting regulations governing the design, constructions, installation, maintenance, inspection and operation of conveyors and related equipment. ò For private sectors, B20.1 provides a standard reference of safety requirements for owners/users, manufacturers, installers, insurance companies, distributors, and designers.