TR R15.306 - 2016

12100 - 2012


Z 434-14

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Excerpt from RIA TR R15.306-2016:

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has prepared this technical report with the objective of enhancing the safety of personnel associated with industrial robot systems, including robots, robot end-effectors, and ancillary equipment, by presenting a task-based risk assessment methodology that has been demonstrated to provide risk reduction guidance for hazards presented by industrial robot system applications.

Risk assessment is an important requirement in the American National Standard ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012.  Safety must be a conscious effort on the part of everyone associated with automation and industrial robot systems.  Personnel skills, training, attitude, and corporate safety culture are extremely important factors in any safety program being successful.  Each industrial robot system application is unique and presents hazards that must be assessed and mitigated.  This methodology is consistent with the task-based risk assessment requirements described in ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012.

This technical report is supplemental to ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012.  It provides a task-based risk assessment methodology suitable for identifying hazards and mitigating risks associated with industrial robot system applications.

This technical report references the risk assessment process outlined in ANSI B11.0-2015, Safety of Machinery. ANSI/RIA R15.06:2012 normatively references ISO 12100:2010, Safety of machinery – General principles for design – Risk assessment and risk reduction. Where applicable, references to relevant clauses in ISO 12100:2010 are also provided in notes.

Where differences in requirements between ANSI B11.0-2015 and ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 or RIA TR R15.306-2015 exist, the requirements of ANSI/RIA R15.06‑2012 or this technical report shall apply.

For simplicity in reading, reference to Part 1, [Industrial] Robot, is a reference to ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 Part 1 and Part 2, [Industrial] Robot System and Integration, is a reference to ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 Part 2.  

* The RIA TR R15.306-2016 technical report falls under the ANSI Type C Standard.  The ANSI B11.0-2015 and the ISO 12100-2012 Standards are Type A Standards.  See http://b11standards.org/about/ for more information.

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This is the third edition of CAN/CSA-Z434, Industrial robots and robot systems, which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standards 10218-1 (second edition, 2011-07-01), Robots and robotic devices - Safety requirements for industrial robots - Part 1: Robots, and 10218-2 (first edition, 2011-07-01), Robots and robotic devices - Safety requirements for industrial robots - Part 2: Robot systems and integration.

CAN/CSA Z434 and RIA TR R15.306 are on track to be harmonized as they are both based on the ISO 10218 and ISO 12100 Standard and methodology.

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