Chris Soranno is manager for machine safety standards and competence at SICK Product & Competence Center Americas based in Minneapolis, MN. He is an active member of ANSI and ISO technical committees. Mr. Soranno is a TÜV certified Functional Safety Expert (TÜV Rheinland, # 282/17, Machinery).

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.