Risk Assessment Workshops

Risk Assessment Workshops

Risk assessment is a process manufacturers use to evaluate their equipment for potential health and safety hazards before a hazard can cause an accident or incident. Many end users now require risk assessments as part of the procurement process.

Risk assessment is required for compliance to the ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2011 standard and for compliance with the EU machinery directive 2006/42/EC. Therefore PMMI has expanded the scope of the PMMI risk assessment training program to include the important issues that generate the most questions from PMMI members.


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The course outline includes:

  • Global standards – why harmonization is important and what standards to use?
  • Risk assessment basics – what it is, why to do it, the iterative process, how to do risk assessment and when are you done?
  • Hands on risk assessment using Packsafe/designSafe® software.
  • Legal implications of risk assessment – new equipment, legacy equipment.
  • How to deploy risk assessment?

EU machinery directive 2006/42/EC

  • Essential health and safety requirements in Annex I of the machinery directive – what are they, how to meet them?
  • Declaration of conformity and incorporation – what directives and standards should you list?
  • What is the difference between a “person authorized” and a “authorized representative”?
  • What is the role of a notified body?
  • EN 954-1 and ISO 13849-1 – what to use, how to calculate performance levels.
  • EMC compliance – what to do?

Additional information

The program is open to equipment suppliers and end users.  Suppliers who have responsibility for conformance to the ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2011 standard include: the manufacturer, manufacturer's agent, representative or distributor and resellers, installers, modifiers, rebuilders or integrators of packaging machinery. When the end user performs these functions they are considered to be a supplier.  Attendees may include engineering managers and engineers and personnel responsible for health and safety and management safety responsible for CE compliance, product safety and productivity.

PMMI Member Registration Fees:

  • $600 per person, if you register 30 days prior to to the start of the meeting.
  • $700 per person, if you register under 30 days prior to to the start of the meeting.

Three or More Registration Discount: If you register three or more people from the same company at the same time, you will receive a discount of $50 per person off of the current rate. Please contact Marco Paulina at marco@pmmi.org or 571-612-3204.

Registration fees include all meals, breaks, conference materials, including printed copies of the new ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2011 standard,

BONUS - Attendees will receive an 5% discount off the price of the Packsafe software, purchased separately, if it is ordered within 90 days of the training session.

Credit card payment is required for online registration. PMMI accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

The PMMI Foundation has established the PMMI Tuition Reimbursement program to encourage and support the efforts of those individuals furthering their education. Individuals who work for a PMMI member company can apply to cover the reimbursement of tuition for one job-related course per semester, not to exceed $500.  

To learn more about the Tuition Reimbursement program, contact Jill Davis at jdavis@pmmi.org or 571-287-6810.

Registration cancellation must be received by the PMMI Meetings Department. Send an email to meetings@pmmi.org no later than ten business days prior to the event in order to get a refund. You will be charged a $100 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted to no-shows or those cancelling after ten business days.

Upcoming Workshops

September 23 - 24, 2017
Risk Assessment

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
United States


Bruce Main
Design Safety Engineering, Inc.
Fred Hayes
Director of Technical Services
Jonathan "JJ" Johnson
Senior OEM Technical Consultant
Rockwell Automation


For questions, please contact:

Name: Fred Hayes
Title: Director of Technical Services
Email: fhayes@pmmi.org
Phone: 1-888-275-7664, ext.648