David Felinski has nearly 40 years of experience in the fields of Health, Safety and Environment, Human Medicine and in the development of Voluntary Consensus Standards.

He is currently the Standards Program Coordinator for the SPI B151 series of plastics machinery safety standards as well as U.S. TAG Administrator to ISO/TC 270 which is the corresponding ISO standards activity.  

Dave is also the President of B11 Standards Inc., which is the Secretariat and ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization for the ANSI B11 series of machine safety standards, as well as the U.S. TAG Administrator to ISO/TC 199 and SC 10 of ISO/TC 39.  

In addition, Dave also participates in numerous other domestic, European and ISO standards development activities, is a member of numerous professional societies such as the Society of Standards Professionals, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Society of Safety Engineers, and he is currently the President of the Geneva-based International Federation of Standards Users.  

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.