In the area of Safety Standards for Conveyors, CEMA defers and refers to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association for Manufacturing Technology, and OSHA to develop broad industry safety standards where they can.
Read below for additional safety information:
- For all Conveyors the ASME B20 Committee for Conveyors and Related Equipment maintains the National Standard ANSI/ASME B20.1-2012. To order that standard click here
- For safety issues and procedures associated with the Mechanical Power Transmission Apparatus which powers a conveyor, ANSI B15 is now maintained by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), formerly the National Machine Tool Builders Association (NMTB). To order that standard click here.
- ANSI B11.19 2003, Performance Criteria for Safeguarding – This standard provides performance requirements for the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of the safeguarding (guards, safeguarding devices, awareness devices, safeguarding methods, safe work procedures). This standard does not provide the requirements for the selection of the safeguarding for a particular application, though there is guidance provided. It is maintained by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), formerly the National Machine Tool Builders Association (NMTB). To order that standard click here.
- For Standards regarding the development of proper safety labeling and signage, CEMA relies on the ANSI Z535 series. To order any one or all of them go to the ANSI On-Line Standards Store.
- Z535.1, Safety Color Code
- Z535.2, Environmental and Facility Safety Signs
- Z535.3, Cirteria for Safety Symbols
- Z535.4, Product Safety Signs and Labels
- Z535.5, Accident Prevention Tags
- For Lockout/Tagout refer to the latest OSHA Regulation in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (29 C.F.R.) Part 1910.147 The Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout)
- Alternately, refer to ANSI Z244.1 Safety Requirements for the LockOut/TagOut of Energy Sources
- For the latest regulatory guidance on Machinery Guarding refer to the latest OSHA Regulation in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (29C.F.R.) Part 1910 Subpart O Machinery and Machine Guarding.
- For the latest OSHA regulatory guidance on noise identification measurement, and reduction, Click Here.
For ADDITIONAL TRADE PUBLICATIONS and WORLDWIDE RESOURCES, CLICK HERE
CDC Office of Mine Safety and Health Resources (OMSHR)
Mine Safety and Health Adminstration Conveyor Safety Education and Training Materials. Some Examples include:
- Best Practices Pocket Cards – Conveyor Safety (english/spanish)
- Guide to Equipment Guarding Bulk Belt Conveyor Guarding
- Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety
SAFTENG.NET – The Networkfor Safety Professionals around the world.
OSHA Training Los Angeles – OSHA compliance training organization helps industries maintain compliance with federal labor laws. Sells safety training videos and planning manuals. Its resources link can get you to many other safety resources.
SAFETY SHORT PRODUCTS of La Forte, Texas, produces over 300 five-minute safety videos on all aspects of plant and work place safety. They are available for purchase or on a custom subscription basis (4, 2 or 1 per month) in over six languages with over 120 of them in Spanish. For more information click on the link above.
ECPL – Energy Control / Lockout. Matertials, training and on-site safety surveys.
- CLMI Safety Training (https://www.clmi-training.com/) provides OSHA complaint safety training resources, including DVDs, along with consulting.