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Document ID (ISN)110335
CIS number 09-1372
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-384-6
Year 2009
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-615
Author(s) Chinniah Y., Boukas E.K., Pizzaro-Chong A., El Aboudi M., Burlet-Vienney D., Sirard C., Daigle R.
Title Development of an observation and follow-up tool for lockout procedures on an injection press - Feasibility study
Original title Développement d'un outil d'observation et de suivi des procédures de cadenassage sur une presse à injection - Etude de faisabilité [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2009. viii, 79p. Illus. 43 ref. Price: CAD 12.60. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract Although the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety requires that a machine be locked out before any maintenance, repair or unjamming work is done, a recent study by the IRSST showed that this raises major difficulties for companies. To ensure the application of the lockout procedures, companies should have means of verifying this. This report evaluated the feasibility of designing an observation and follow-up tool for lockout procedures and defined the requirements for its development. By using a plastic injection press located in the IRSST's laboratory, a preliminary version of an intelligent tool consisting of three electronic wireless communication cards was developed. The limitations and difficulties involved in the development and application of this tool in an industrial environment are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) electronic controls; locking for safety; plant safety organization; Quebec
Descriptors (secondary) radio communications; public OSH institutions; Canada; description of technique; injection moulding; safe working methods; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety supervision