European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

Seminar "Improving Machinery Safety"

Current issues and emerging risks, automation, robotics and the new Machinery Directive

The Seminar "Improving Machinery Safety: current issues and emerging risks, automation, robotics and the new Machinery Directive" - jointly organised by ETUI, EFFAT and EFBWW - was held in Bruxelles on 11 and 12 February 2019, and brought together more than 50 participants from 14 European countries.

The participants included representatives from trade unions, national market surveillance authorities, machinery manufacturers, employers organisations, OHS bodies, as well as representatives from the European Commission.

Programme:

The impact of Operation and Maintenance of Wind Turbines on the Health and Safety of Workers

 Claudia Narocki - ISTAS – CCOO

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Agriculture machinery: safety problems with power take-off (PTO) drive shafts and their guards

Leonardo Vita, Davide Gattamelata – INAIL

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Overview about accidents with agriculture machinery

Sebastian Dittmar - SVLFG

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The Feedback Method applied in Agriculture and Construction: current activities and new perspectives

Fabio Strambi – ETUI Scientific Advisor in Ergonomics in the Design of Work Systems and Standardisation, Massimo Bartalini – USL Sudest Toscana

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The Revision of the Machinery Directive

Felicia Stoica, European Commission, DG Grow, Deputy head of Unit C/3 Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Systems

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Safety issues in Collaborative Robotics: Examples of Current Best Practices, Critical Areas and New Perspectives

Federico Vicentini, National Research Council of Italy (CNR) - Chair UNI/CT24/GL9 Robots and robot systems – Member ISO/TC299 WG3 Industrial robots - Member ISO/TC299 WG2 Personal care robots

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Using Robots to Remove Asbestos in Construction Sites

David Chauvin, Direccte Rhones Alpes, Direction du Travail

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Risk Assessment in the work on Escalators during maintenance operations

Abderrafik Zaigouche - CGT

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Treatment tables - Quick couplers

Michael Thierbach – KAN Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN)

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