exida Recorded Webinars

Functional Safety Evaluation for Machine Applications

Recording Date: May 2016

Accidents and injuries resulting from machine applications continue to be a major concern. International and national standards have evolved to better address this area of risk. This webinar will present an overview of those standards, the safety lifecycle as it applies to machine applications, and steps that equipment suppliers and operators can take to meet these standards.

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About the Presenter:

Chris O'Brien, CFSE

Chris O'Brien Chris O’Brien is a Partner with exida. He has over 30 years of experience in the design,manufacturing, and marketing of process automation, reserve power systems, and safety related equipment. His main focus includes supporting new and existingcustomers with their implementation of the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 functional safetystandards, as well as reliability analysis for mechanical devices. Mr. O’Brien is the author of “Final Elements and the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 Functional Safety Standards” and has been awarded 5 patents, including a patent for the industry’s first safety rated pressure transmitter.