Safety Webinars

 

September 25, 2013 IEC 61508: Understanding Its Intent and Application Scope View this 45-minute educational webinar presented by Joe Lenner, Senior Functional Safety Engineer with TUV Rheinland of North America. You will gain a better understanding of the key points in IEC 61508 that help ensure that systems are designed, implemented, operated and maintained to provide compliance, as required for functional safety.

August 28, 2013 How Can Risk Assessments Help My Bottom Line? View this 45-minute webinar, presented by Dr. William Howard, president, Stability Technology, where you’ll get a clear picture of what is involved in a risk assessment — and how the extended benefits meet compliance requirements for your application and provide additional safety for your workforce through risk mitigation, thereby increasing productivity.

July 31, 2013 Functional Safety: Standards, Discussion, and Machinery Directive View this 45-minute educational webinar, presented by Joe Lenner, Senior Functional Safety Engineer with TÜV Rheinland of North America. Learn about the Machinery Directive that applies to most equipment being installed in manufacturing facilities in Europe—and the two sector standards, EN/ISO 13849-1 and EN/ISO 62061, that are used to demonstrate compliance.

June 26, 2013 Achieve Machine Safety Compliance with Certified Safety Evaluation Tool View this 45-minute educational webinar to learn about a software-based TUV-certified tool that can carry out the complex calculations required by ISO 13849-1—and make it easier and quicker for your safety system to attain compliance.

April 24, 2013 Risk Assessment Implementation: The Critical Role of Documentation View this 45-minute educational webinar to learn about documentation throughout a product’s lifecycle. This webinar will help you discover the gains that can be achieved through implementing proper documentation, including improving product safety, increasing quality, and reducing redesigns.

March 27, 2013 Designing a Safety Control System: Which Standards to Look for to Achieve Compliance in Europe and North America View this free 45-minute educational webinar presented by Paul Silva of TUV Rheinland North America. In this webinar you’ll develop a basic understanding of domestic and international markets and their safety regulatory needs, information about safety regulatory standards, their interconnection and basic scope. This webinar will help you navigate the confusing world of standards and why/what is required to sell your products.

February 27, 2013  Wireless Networks and Machine Safety: Lessons Learned in a Non-Industrial Environment   View this 45-minute educational webinar where you’ll learn about wireless and safety technologies and how they are also being successfully applied across a multitude of non-industrial applications. This webinar will help you discover the gains that can be achieved through implementing wireless and safety systems – either separately or combined – including improving safety, maximizing wireless coverage, and impacting your company’s bottom line through improving productivity.

January 30, 2013  Breaking Down Silos to Build a Cost-Effective and Compliant Burner Management System   View this 45-minute educational webinar presented by Bruce Darling, president of Thermal Economy, and Ron Sustich, Automation Consultant with Siemens. They will discuss revisions to NFPA 85 & 86 standards and the development of new automation BMS solutions that are compliant, flexible, safe and cost effective. We will also discuss how new technologies in combustion control go hand in hand with your BMS systems by meeting clean energy standards, energy efficiencies and much more.

November 28, 2012  How Safety and Safety Requirements are Evolving in the Elevator Industry   View this 45-minute educational webinar presented by Kevin Connelly and Dan Posner of UL.  Learn how UL has been working with the elevator industry to help certify these new technologies in innovative system designs. Click here to download a PDF of the presentation

October 31, 2012  Achieve Flexible, Cost-Effective BMS Design Using Safety PLCs   View this 45-minute educational webinar presented by Bruce Darling of Thermal Economy. Bruce will walk you through the standard’s revisions, talk about design and application best practices, and show a live demo on monitoring and dynamic control of your BMS – including use of an iPad! Learn how all these benefits can assist you in designing a compliant BMS that minimizes risks and reduces costs, while enhancing safety in process and control facilities. Click here to download a PDF of the presentation

October 17, 2012  Get Compliant! IEC 61010-1 Safety Changes that can Impact Your Business  View this 45-minute educational webinar presented by Andras Szende of TUV Rheinland where he will discuss the differences between the 2nd and 3rd Editions of IEC 61010-1. There are a number of additions and changes that can have a significant impact on your business and should be fully understood by many different areas within your company, including compliance, design, engineering, regulatory and marketing. Click here to download a PDF of the presentation

September  26, 2012  Hazardous Locations: Understanding the Basics of Global Compliance Requirements  View this 45-minute webinar where Erik Leider, UL, will explain the differences that exist between various national and international HazLoc compliance systems, particularly North America, ATEX, and IECEx. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session near the conclusion of the event.  Click here  To download a PDF of the presentation.

August 29, 2012  Understanding Changes in RoHS2, REACH and Compliance Requirements for CE Marking for Manufacturers and Exporters  View this 45-minute educational webinar where Scott Sagamang of TÜV Rheinland will discuss many of the important changes resulting from Directive 2011/65/EU. You will learn the Directive’s keys areas of impact, as well as how to achieve an end solution and 100% due diligence.

July 25, 2012  Functional Safety: A Discussion of Standards and the Machinery Directive View this 45-minute educational webinar where Joe Lenner of TUV will discuss the highlights of IEC 61508, EN/ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 with a focus on machinery controls and compliance with the EU Machinery Directive., presented by Kevin Connelly and Thomas Maier of UL, where you will learn

June 27, 2012 How EN/ISO13849-2 Eases Validation for Programmable Safety Control
View this 45-minute educational webinar, presented by Kevin Connelly and Thomas Maier of UL, where you will learn how ISO 13849-2 is a valuable resource for both the verification and validation engineer as well as the safety system designer – to drive an efficient design process that results in an improved, cost-effective & compliant safety system.

May 23, 2012 Risk Assessment: Best Practices in Assessing Risks
View this 45-minute educational webinar presented by Kevin Connelly and Dan Posner of Underwriters Laboratories (UL)to learn best practices of risk assessment and how to apply them to your company’s advantage..

April 25, 2012 Robot Safety: Changes Coming through R15.06 Robot Safety Standard
View this 45-minute educational webinar to learn about a new robot safety standard in the pipeline from Robotic Industries Association (RIA). Presented by Roberta Nelson Shea, representing RIA, this webinar will help Users and Integrators better understand and prepare for the upcoming changes to R15.06-1999 Robot Safety Standard, whose guidelines will be harmonized with ISO 10218 parts 1 and 2.

March 28, 2012 Siemens vs. Allen-Bradley: A Third-party Look at Current Safety Platforms-20120328 1756-1
View this 45-minute educational webinar presented by Tim Gidcumb of Advanced Engineering Inc. Tim will provide an updated look at the differences between Siemens and AB’s safety engineering platforms, focusing on Siemens Safety Advanced, which benefits from direct integration within the TIA Portal engineering framework, and Allen-Bradley’s comparative software engineering platform. Gidcumb has worked in the industrial automation field for thirteen years, developing systems that use safety equipment from these two vendors and others

March 14, 2012 Transitioning to ISO 13849-1: Changes Required and Helpful Tools
View this 45-minute educational webinar presented by John D’Silva, an integrated safety expert at Siemens. John will provide an overview of changes in the new machine safety standard and share how software-based tools can assist in achieving compliance to the standards.

February 29, 2012 Understanding NFPA 85 & 86 2011 Revisions for Development of Flexible, Cost-Effective Burner Management Design
View this 45-minute educational webinar that will quickly bring you up to speed on the latest revisions in NFPA 85 & 86 for Burner Management Systems. Learn how this revised standard can assist you in designing a compliant BMS that minimizes risks and reduces costs, while enhancing safety in process and control facilities.

January 25, 2012 Changes to NFPA 79 Electrical Standard Explained
This webinar will provide you with a deeper understanding of changes made in NFPA 79 to address advances in new technologies – spelling out essential protection for operators, facilities, and work-in-progress for a full spectrum of equipment

November 30, 2011 Examining Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) – Challenges, Practical Applications, and Do’s and Don’ts for Machine Safety
View this 45-minute educational webinar. In addition to providing an overview of The Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC), Andras Sszende will explain the rules and regulations to follow when exporting and delivering machinery into the European market as well as provide a list of do’s and don’ts to ensure success

October 26, 2011 Benefiting from the New Field Evaluation Standard NFPA 791 With the new NFPA 791: Recommended Practice and Procedures for Unlabeled Electrical Equipment Evaluation, AHJ’s, inspection bodies and industry are provided with industry approved recommended practices and procedures for evaluating unlabeled electrical equipment, determining the acceptability of evaluation results reported by recognized third-party evaluation bodies, and evaluating multiple units of the same equipment.

September 28, 2011: Understanding Hazardous Locations and ATEX requirements for North America and Europe
View this 45 minute webinar introduction to hazardous locations. This webinar will help you gain a better understanding of the requirements for hazardous location regulations and compare the differences between North American requirements and European ATEX standards.

August  13, 2011: Robotic Safety An Overview of the New ISO

July 27, 2011: Risk Assessments: New ISO 13849-1&2 Impacts Process and Documentation Requirements
View this 45-minute educational webinar where you’ll learn about the current state of the risk assessment process, how the process has been applied in the past and what needs to happen moving forward in 2012. This webinar will help you discover the gains that can be achieved through implementing the new ISO standard in your business.

May 25, 2011: Wireless Technologies and the Impact on Machine Safety

April 27, 2011: Achieve Higher Safety Performance Level with EN ISO 13849
Description: With the expiration of EN954-1 at the end of 2011, the control categories of this standard will be replaced by the categories/performance levels of EN ISO 13849-1, titled “Safety of Machinery – Safety Related Parts of Control Systems.”  View this 45-minute educational webinar, presented by Andras Szende of TUV Rheinland, to learn how to optimize compliance of existing devices and safety solutions with EN ISO 13849-1.

February 23, 2011: An Unbiased Comparison of Siemens Safety vs AB Safety

August 25, 2010: Life Cycle Safety Engineering: Safety Analysis & Residual Risk
Description: View this 45-minute educational webinar, presented by JB Titus, president of JB Titus and Associates, an industry expert in safety technology and solutions. Mr. Titus will address the end user view of capital equipment from a seven stage life cycle perspective with an emphasis on associated safety risks. The example used, brought to life via a new process from General Motors, is designed to drive a balanced approach to sustainability, productivity, and safety on a global basis.

July 28, 2010: Understand How the new machinery Directive Impacts

June 30, 2010: How Do I Get My Machines To SIL3 Compliance

May 26, 2010: Risk Assessment Protect Your Workers While Optimizing Productivity

March 28, 2010: The Case for Cableless Safety

March 24, 2010: New Requirements in Arc Flash and Arc Blast Safety

February 24, 2010: OSHA Requirements Do You Measure Up

January 27, 2010: US Machine Safety Impacted by European Standards

November 18, 2009: Safety Functional Examples Part 8: Safety I/O on Wireless Profinet
Description: This safety webinar series selects specific topics from Siemens’ library of Functional Examples and spends about 15 minutes on each topic discussing the salient concerns, specific products, the wiring approaches and logic required to accomplish the task. This webinar focuses on the Functional Example “Implementing a Safety Function (SIL3/PLe) with Profinet I/O via wireless IWLAN” (Safety PLC).

October 28, 2009: Safety Functional Examples Part 7: Single and Group Actuator and Distributed Laser Scanner Application
Description: This safety webinar series selects specific topics from Siemens’ library of Functional Examples and spends about 15 minutes on each topic discussing the salient concerns, specific products, the wiring approaches and logic required to accomplish the task. This webinar focuses on the following two Functional Examples: (1) Single and Group Shutdown of Actuators (Safety PLC); and (2) Distributed Application of Laser Scanner LS4-4 (Profisafe to Safety PLC)

September 30, 2009: Safety Functional Examples Part 6: Safety Drive Functions via ProfiSafe, and Read-back Signal Integration
Description: This safety webinar series selects specific topics from Siemens’ library of Functional Examples and spends about 15 minutes on each topic discussing the salient concerns, specific products, the wiring approaches and logic required to accomplish the task. This webinar is focuses on how you can accomplish specific safety architectures, understand the decision criteria when implementing the safety related control functions, and verify the attained SIL level or Performance Level.

September 15, 2009: Reduce Arc Flash Using Totally Integrated Automation

August 26, 2009: Safety Functional Examples Part 5: AS-i Safe Networked Magnet Field Lock, and Two-Hand Control with Safety PLC
Description:  This safety webinar series selects specific topics from Siemens’ library of Functional Examples and spends about 15 minutes on each topic discussing the salient concerns, specific products, the wiring approaches and logic required to accomplish the task. This webinar focuses on the following two Functional Examples: (1) Protective Door with door interlocking via Magnet Field Lock, ASiSafe Implementation and (2) Control Panel with Integrated Emergency Stop (Safety PLC)

July 29, 2009: Safety Functional Examples Part 4: Protective Door with Door Interlocking Using ASiSafe, and Light Curtain Using Safety PLC
Description: This safety webinar series selects specific topics from Siemens’ library of Functional Examples and spends about 15 minutes on each topic discussing the salient concerns, specific products, the wiring approaches and logic required to accomplish the task. This webinar focuses on the following two Functional Examples: (1) Protective door with door interlocking via a spring-actuated lock according to Category 4 of EN 954-1, and (2) Light Curtain in Category 4 with Muting Function acc. To EN 954-1 using Safety PLC

June 24, 2009: Safety Functional Examples Part 3: EStop and Protective Door Circuit Using ASiSafe, and EStop Using ET200s
Description: This safety webinar series selects specific topics from Siemens’ library of Functional Examples and spends about 15 minutes on each topic discussing the salient concerns, specific products, the wiring approaches and logic required to accomplish the task. This webinar focuses on the following two Functional Examples: (1) Emergency stop and protective door monitoring with monitored start according to Category 4 of EN954-1,and (2) Emergency Stop with monitored start Category 4 acc. To EN954-1 “Solution Local”.

May 20, 2009: Safety Functional Examples Part 2: Protective Door Monitoring and Safety Door with Magnetic Engagement   
Description: This safety webinar series selects specific topics from Siemens’ library of Functional Examples and spends about 15 minutes on each topic discussing the salient concerns, specific products, the wiring approaches and logic required to accomplish the task. This webinar focuses on the following two Functional Examples: (1) Protective door monitoring with automatic start, and (2) Safety Door with Magnetic Engagement in Category 4.

March 29, 2009: Safety Functional Examples Part 1: Emergency Stop with Monitored Start and Acknowledgement
Description: The Functional Examples webinar series looks at the implementation level of machine safety.  This series selects specific topics from Siemens’ library of Functional Examples and spends about 15 minutes on each topic discussing the salient concerns, specific products, the wiring approaches and logic required to accomplish the task. Part 1 focuses on the following two Functional Examples: (1) Emergency stop and protective door monitoring with monitored start according to Category 4 of EN954-1, ASiMonitor (ASiSafe), and (2) Emergency Stop with monitored start Category 4 acc. To EN954-1 with ET200s Safety Motor Starter “Solution Local”.

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