Safety Standards and Regulation NewsEuropean Directives for Machinery
PMMI has made the following machinery directives for the EU available for download in Adobe PDF format.
Model Equipment Service Agreement
The Model Agreement is designed to assist members in identifying which contract terms are important in a service agreement, and how those terms may be drafted. Understanding the Food Safety Modernization Act
PMMI's FSMA Consultant, Jeff Barach provides an in depth overview including what steps processing and packaging equipment manufacturers should take to be proactive. Glossary of Motion Control Terms
The OMAC Motion for Packaging Working Group Education Subcommittee developed this Glossary of Motion Control Terms in 2001. AIM Guidelines for RFID Use
Proposed Guidelines for the Use of Passive RFID Transponders on Transport Units and Pallets for commercial uses, is available for use and comment.
PMMI members may download a PDF copy of the complete EN-ISO-ANSI STANDARDS LIST.
Model Sales Contract
The Model Equipment Sales Agreement is designed to serve as a sample sales contract to assist members in identifying which contract terms are important in a sales agreement, and how those terms may be drafted. ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2011
The requirements of this standard apply to new, modified or rebuilt industrial and commercial machinery which perform packaging functions for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.
U.S. Department of Defense Standard Practice for System Safety
This standard addresses mishap risks encountered in working with DOD systems, subsystems, equipment, and facilities.
Frequently Asked Technical Questions
This page indexes the most common questions asked of PMMI about technical subjects such as machinery, standards, regulations and materials.
Guide to Key European Directives Released
PMMI has published the revised (4th edition) of PMMI’s Guide to the Key European Directives for Packaging Machinery. The new Guide to the EU contains updated information about: The new Machinery Safety Directive; The new EMC directive –some packaging machinery installation may be exempt;RoHS – what packaging machinery is exempt; WEEE – how to comply REACH – what to do!