Introduction

Risk assessment has been identified as one of the key attributes and skills that safety professionals need to possess. This need is evidenced by the recent creation of ASSE's Risk Assessment Institute. Risk assessment in regards to industrial machinery has been recommended for years in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B11 series relating to machine tools safety requirements and British Standards/International Organization for Standardization.

This presentation is designed to identify some methods for analyzing and documenting machine guarding risk assessments that have been effective in the machine guarding effort for Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group – Lynchburg, Virginia (NOG-L).

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