RIA and OSHA Safety Standards
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sets guidelines and standards to keep employees safe. For robotics, OSHA refers to ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 from the Robotic Industrial Association.
Robots perform unsafe, hazardous, highly repetitive, or unpleasant tasks. According to studies conducted by OSHA, many robot accidents occur during non-routine operating conditions. These operating conditions include programming, maintenance, testing, setup, and adjustments. If a worker is introduced into the robot’s work envelope, unintended operations could result in an injury. The standards set in place by the RIA help minimize the dangers that can occur during these operations.
RobotWorx is an official RIA Certified Integrator. This certification ensures we are up to date on robotic safety standards and gives our customers peace of mind. To receive this certification, our facility had to go through multiple testing and qualifications in both safety and operation of robotic workcells and automation.
Another great resource for complying with robotic safety standards is the Robotics Industries Association. The RIA helps companies stay current with safety requirements and has a complete list of training and certification options available.
RobotWorx can help you stay up to date with current robotic safety standards. If you are interested in purchasing safety options for a robot or would like to learn more about safety standards, contact us here or call us at 740-251-4312.