Two Safety Assessments: One Medical Device Manufacturer, One Pharmaceutical Organization
Antea Group was contacted by two clients to provide safety assessments of equipment associated with production and manufacturing.
One client was a large, international pharmaceutical organization with a manufacturing facility of 3,000+ employees while the second client was an international medical device manufacturing organization
In both cases, the objective was to evaluate the worker risks and regulatory compliance associated with the operation of their production equipment and conveying systems and to provide recommendations for appropriate corrective action.
For each client, Antea Group prepared a comprehensive risk analysis for the production equipment in question. This risk analysis considered compliance with the OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910, Subpart O covering Machinery and Machine guarding. Also considered was ANSI / RIA R15.06-2012, which is the American National Standard for Industrial Robots and Robot Systems – Safety Systems. As a part of each assessment, specialized templates that included equipment photographs were provided to the clients in order to document compliance and to illustrate any shortcomings that were identified. This approach in documentation promoted a greater understanding of risks and corrective action options for the clients' team members with assigned responsibilities for operations and maintenance.
Each client benefit from reduced risks for employees who work with the equipment and the clients each received a defined pathway for compliance in the operation of their production and manufacturing equipment. The assessments provided the clients with a confirmation of the appropriateness of existing guarding and safety control systems as well as a technical basis for upgrading options or replacement of operating equipment.