Robot Safety: Changes Coming through R15.06 Robot Safety Standard
As the number of robots has grown in U.S. manufacturing, robot safety standards have increased in importance. With robots handling more and more functions, including assembly, welding, machine tool load and unload functions, material handling, and painting, ensuring personnel protection of increasing complex automation is needed more than ever.
According to OSHA, many accidents happen during non-routine operating conditions, such as programming, testing, setup, adjustment, and maintenance. Often a worker is within a machine's hazard area where unintended operations could result in injuries.