Airline’s MPSA (Machinery & Process Safety Assessment) Group has over 20 years of experience related to manufacturing safety.
Our mission is to reduce our customers’ manufacturing-related accidents by providing assistance with machinery and process hazard
identification, classification and reduction.
We provide two options for assessing machine safety: our Machine Safety Survey, which identifies the visible and hidden hazards of your
machines and processes, or a full Risk Assessment. After uncovering areas in need of improvement, an implementation plan is put into
place. Airline can also engineer and manufacture turnkey solutions to eliminate or control the risk.
We’ll help identify visible and hidden equipment hazards and determine if you need a full risk assessment. Surveys normally take 40-60
minutes per machine, clearly rating risks as low-, medium- or high-priority. The survey helps uncover equipment shortcomings and flag
equipment requiring immediate action. If needed, we will recommend you have a full risk assessment. We can also recommend solutions and
cost estimates as separate reports.
Our thorough risk assessments identify points of hazard during all potential conditions, as defined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910, Subpart O,
and comply with other federal and international guidelines. We also evaluate the probability of injury and level of severity, as well
as the actual or potential exposure of all workers. We communicate findings to you throughout the entire process, which typically takes
from 4-6 hours per machine.
MPSA’s risk assessments:
Include industry-accepted recommendations to eliminate or reduce any mechanical hazards that have been identified.
Identify non-mechanical hazards that affect the control reliability of the machine.
Review all equipment usage documentation and the process used to determine operator training, outlining any
evaluations, or detailing how conclusions were made to qualify users of the equipment.
Takes into account the methods and procedures used in the processing, use, handling or storage of materials, tools and substances.
Effectively measure hazard severity, exposure and probability based on input from people familiar with how the equipment is used.
A decision tree is developed to determine the total risk of the machine (based on ANSI-B11) or for each individual safety function
(based on ISO 13849).
We can develop turnkey solutions to eliminate or control hazards and, if necessary, prioritize implementation. Our Engineering
Group generates CAD drawings of machine guarding, designs the electrical control system, and manufactures the solution. We can
also supply point-of-operation guards for lathes, milling machines and drill presses.
We use safeguarding components from leading manufacturers, such as Omron STI, Schmersal, Pilz, Ross and Meltric, to ensure your
turnkey solution will be in complete compliance with all safety regulations. Once a solution has been implemented, we will monitor
and evaluate the system to confirm the risk is controlled.
Lockable zero-energy state isolation devices For lockout/tagout during maintenance & repair tasks.
Durable and tamper-resistant barrier guarding To prevent users from reaching Around, Under, Through, or Over (A-U-T-O)
Reliable safety devices & control systems For safe access during normal and routine operation.
Reliable & clearly-labeled operating controls For compliance with NFPA79 and ISO-13850.
Testing & confirmation of machine stop times To determine the adequacy of E-Stops, proximity & access-control devices
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Validation, testing & maintenance To confirm safety control systems operate in accordance with ISO-13849.
Airline’s MPSA Safety Group hosts half-day or full-day machine safety seminars to help EH&S personnel, plant maintenance staff, plant
engineers, production managers, and others responsible for the safety of plant workers stay current on changes in industrial safety laws
and guidelines. These seminars often feature technical speakers from some of the biggest names in machine safety products who focus on
current machine guarding and control reliability safety standards, including ANSI, OSHA, NFPA, European norms and CE compliance. Hands-on
safety demos are used to reinforce key concepts.
In addition, MPSA can customize a training session to meet your company’s most pressing concerns.