Minimum Distances for Safety Control Measures

Discover the crucial factors behind implementing fixed guards and presence sensing safety devices, including the essential considerations for their strategic placement to ensure compliance and effectiveness in risk reduction—join us in this webinar to master the art of calculating and implementing minimum safe distances.

April 24, 2024

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour

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Fixed guards and presence sensing safety devices are often used as control measures for risk reductions. One important aspect to consider when implementing such solutions are their physical placements in relation to the hazard. Join us as we discuss the requirements for safe minimum distances to ensure compliance and an effective safe solution for these specific control measures.

During this webinar attendees will learn about:

  • The need for a minimum safe distance and when they apply;
  • Requirements and standards focused on determining minimum safe distances;
  • Methods to calculate and implement minimum safe distances.


Devin Murray
tec.nicum Services Manager
Schmersal USA

Devin is the tec.nicum Services Manager for Schmersal’s engineering services group in North America. He has written many whitepapers related to safety standards and general machine guarding, conducted risk assessments and validations, and developed and reviewed the implementation of corporate safety standards. As a founding member of our tec.nicum team, Devin helped develop a curriculum of machine safety training courses and recently lead our successful efforts to be an IACET Approved Provider. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Alfred University and is a TÜV certified Functional Safety Engineer for Machinery.

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