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Machine Safety Standards

ANSI B11 machine safety standards and technical reports

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Machine safety standards

The ANSI B11 series of American National Standards and Technical Reports specify requirements for both the manufacturers (suppliers) and users of the machines. The series includes:

  • ANSI B11.0 Safety of Machinery General Requirements-Risk Assessment
  • ANSI B11.1 Mechanical Power Presses
  • ANSI B11.2 Hydraulic Power Presses
  • ANSI B11.3 Power Press Brakes
  • ANSI B11.4 Shears
  • ANSI B11.5 Ironworkers
  • ANSI B11.6 Manual Turning Machines (lathes) with and without Automatic Control
  • ANSI B11.7 Cold Headers and Cold Formers
  • ANSI B11.8 Manual Drilling, Milling and Boring Machines
  • ANSI B11.9 Grinding Machines
  • ANSI B11.10 Metal Sawing Machines
  • ANSI B11.11 Gear and Spline Cutting Machines
  • ANSI B11.12 Roll Forming and Roll Bending Machines
  • ANSI B11.13 Single and Multiple-Spindle Automatic Screw/Bar and Chucking Machines
  • ANSI B11.14 Coil Slitting Machines
  • ANSI B11.15 Pipe, Tube and Shape Bending Machines
  • ANSI B11.16 Powder / Metal Compacting Presses
  • ANSI B11.17 Horizontal Hydraulic Extrusion Presses
  • ANSI B11.18 Machines Processing of Coiled Strip, Sheet, and Plate
  • ANSI B11.19 Safeguarding Design, Construction, Installation, Operation, Maintenance
  • ANSI B11.20 Integrated Manufacturing Systems Cells
  • ANSI B11.21 Machine Tools using Lasers
  • ANSI B11.22 CNC Turning Machines
  • ANSI B11.23 CNC Milling, Drilling and Boring Machines
  • ANSI B11.24 Transfer Machines
  • ANSI B11.TR1 Ergonomic Guidelines
  • ANSI B11.TR2 Mist Control
  • ANSI B11.TR3 Risk Assessment / Risk Reduction
  • ANSI B11.TR4 Programmable Electronic Systems (also see NFPA-79 for additional information)
  • ANSI B11.TR5 Sound Level Measurement
  • ANSI B11.TR6 Safety Control Systems for Machines
  • ANSI B11.TR7 Design for Lean Manufacturing
  • ANSI 01.1 Woodworking Machinery
ANSI/NFPA/RIA/ASME safety standards

Additional machine safety standards are published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), including:

  • ANSI/RIA R15.06 Industrial Robots and Robot Systems
  • ANSI / NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
  • ANSI / NFPA 79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery
  • ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors
Applicable OSHA machine safety standards

The following Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations are most commonly applied to industrial machinery:

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Regulations
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.211 Definitions
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.212 General Requirements for Guarding All Machines
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.213 Woodworking Machinery Requirements
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.215 Abrasive Wheel Machinery
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.217 Mechanical Power Presses
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.218 Forging Machines
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.219 Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.333 Electrical Safety
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.300 General Requirements
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.301 Hand Tools
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.302 Power-Operated Hand Tools
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.303 Abrasive Wheels and Tools
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.304 Woodworking Tools
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.307 Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.555 Conveyors
  • OSHA 1910 Subpart D Walking – Working Surfaces
  • OSHA 1910 Subpart O Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • OSHA 1910 Subpart P Hand and Portable Tools
  • OSHA 1910 Subpart S Electrical
  • OSHA 1910.6 Incorporation by Reference – Includes all ANSI, NFPA standards
  • OSHA 1910.24 Fixed Industrial Stairs
  • OSHA 1910.27 Fixed Ladders
  • OSHA 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout / Tagout
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