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ANSI B11.19

2010 Edition, 2010

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Machines – Performance Criteria for Safeguarding

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This standard provides performance requirements for the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of the safeguarding listed below when applied to machines.

a) Guards (see clause 7);

b) Safeguarding devices (see clause 8);

c) Awareness devices (see clause 9);

d) Safeguarding methods (see clause 10).

This standard also provides performance requirements for complementary equipment and measures (see clause 12), safe work procedures (see clause 11), and safety functions (see clause 6).

This standard does not provide the requirements for the selection of the safeguarding for a particular application.

Any deviation in conforming to a requirement of this standard shall be carefully considered and based on a documented risk assessment to achieve acceptable risk. The reasoning and information concerning any deviation shall be included in the information for operation and maintenance of the machinery.