Bruce W. Main, PE, CSP is the president of design safety engineering, inc., an Ann Arbor, Michigan based engineering consulting firm specializing in risk assessment and safety through design.  A professional engineer and certified safety professional, Mr. Main holds mechanical engineering degrees from MIT and the University of Michigan, and an MBA also from the University of Michigan.  He is the chair of ANSI B11.0 Safety of Machinery, the Convener (chair) of ISO TC 199/Working Group 5 that is responsible for the international standard ISO 12100 Safety of Machinery, and a member of several industry committees on risk assessment.  He is also the primary representative to the B11 Committee (machine tool industry) on behalf of the American Society of Safety Engineers.  

Mr. Main is a member of several professional engineering and safety organizations having authored numerous articles, papers, and books including Risk Assessment:  Basics and Benchmarks and Risk Assessment:  Challenges and Opportunities.  He is a frequent lecturer on risk assessment and prevention through design to industry and educational institutions.  

Standards & Safety

Thursday, June 15th - 10:00am to 11:45am

This session is intended as an introduction to a subject that directly and indirectly impacts 85-90% of global commerce- standards. Standards are used everywhere; lack of understanding can be detrimental to your business, and conversely, proper application can provide a competitive edge. This session will give you an overview of standards in both theory and practical use.  This session will start with a general overview of standards, and then compare and contrast standards development in different global regions. We will also explore significant strategic aspects of standardization including risk assessment and control of hazardous energy standards, and take a detailed look at safety standards that impact the plastics industry. Then learn from a consultant specializing in risk assessment and safety through design.