- Safety and Health Topics
Hazards are present in every work environment. Being unaware of them when dealing with robotics can be fatal. The following references aid in recognizing hazards related to robotics in the workplace.
- OSHA Technical Manual (OTM). OSHA Directive TED 01-00-015 [TED 1-0.15A], (January 20, 1999).
- Industrial Robots and Robot System Safety. Includes safety considerations necessary to operate the robot properly and use it automatically in conjunction with other peripheral equipment. This instruction applies to fixed industrial robots and robot systems only.
- Preventing the Injury of Workers by Robots. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 85-103, (December 1984). Victim entered the working range of the robot to do maintenance and was pinned between the back of the industrial robot and a steel safety pole.