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RIA Publishes New Safety & Compliance Page on Robotics Online

POSTED 12/14/2011

N ARBOR, Michigan USA) Robot safety is a topic of extreme importance to Robotic Industries Association, the only North American trade association dedicated solely to robotics. RIA is the secretariat of the ANSI/RIA R15.06 National Robot Safety Standard and recently published a new page for safety and compliance on Robotics Online, the Association’s website.

“This new page compiles an extensive library of information about robot safety that is available from RIA,” said Jeff Burnstein, RIA President. “Safety is profoundly important to the continued use and acceptance of robotic technology. We are happy to report the industry has a very good track record for safety, and we devote substantial resources to help keep it that way.”

A webinar on Robot Safety Awareness is showcased on the new Robotics Online safety and compliance page, as are case studies, articles and links to resources about training. To access the page directly, go to http://www.robotics.org/robotic-content.cfm/Robotics/Safety-Compliance/id/23.

“It is easier than ever to find the ANSI/RIA National Robot Safety Standard from our new page,” said Burnstein. “Plus, Robotics Online enables RIA members to login for discounts on publications, request training, and take advantage of member rates for the National Robot Safety Conference (September 24-26, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana).”

A new RSS “safety feed” is available to help people keep track of all the news about robot safety: http://www.robotics.org/feeds/safety-in-robotics.xml. (Note the “XML” extension; you will need an "RSS reader.”)

About Robotic Industries Association
Founded in 1974, RIA represents more than 260 corporate members of leading robot manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, educators, research groups, and consulting firms. The association sponsors the biennial Automate Show and Conference plus many regional events, and is secretariat of the ANSI/RIA R15.06 Robot Safety Standard. RIA also serves as North America’s representative to the International Federation of Robotics and provides detailed quarterly North American robot statistics. Full information on RIA activities is on Robotics Online (www.robotics.org), the world’s leading robotics resource on the Worldwide Web.

Brian Huse
Robotic Industries Association