Revised ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2016 Safety Requirements for Packaging and Processing Machinery
Leesburg, VA – December 1, 2016 – PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announced the approval of its revised ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2016 Safety Requirements for Packaging and Processing Machinery standard. The objective of the standard is to improve the safety of packaging and processing machinery and eliminate injuries to personnel working on these systems. It establishes requirements for the design, construction, reconstruction, modification, installation, set–up, operation and maintenance of processing and packaging machinery systems.
This standard describes procedures for identifying hazards, assessing risks, and reducing risks to an acceptable level over the life cycle of the packaging machinery. These procedures include requirements for documenting conformance to this standard and the risk assessment results.
ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2016 affects OEMs (including distributors) and end users. It applies to new, modified or rebuilt industrial and commercial machinery which perform packaging functions for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging. Also included are:
- conveying machinery used within the packaging functions
- coordination of the packaging functions that take place in sequence on the production line
- packaging related converting machinery
This standard can be referenced in litigation claiming that machine injuries were caused by the inadequate design, construction, reconstruction, modification, installation, set–up, operation and maintenance of packaging machinery systems. Responsibilities have been assigned to the supplier, the user and the user personnel to implement this standard.
It is important to understand the requirements of the newly revised standard. ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2016 will be available for purchase through the ANSI webstore at http://webstore.ansi.org/.
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