Meet the inaugural winners of a new international Safety Award presented every three years by the ISSA Machine and System Safety Section.
This special session is presented on behalf of the Machine and System Safety Section of the International Social Security Association, a European partner organization to the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC.
The safety of machines has always been a major focus for the ISSA Machine and System Safety Section. While progress has been made in the past, there are still too many accidents in relation with machines worldwide which cause significant human suffering and entail substantial costs for social insurance systems.
For this reason, the ISSA Section Machine and System Safety invited entries this year for a safety award to motivate machine manufacturers to pursue machine safety and ergonomics even stronger than before.
An international jury evaluated the machines submitted for the Safety Award according to special criteria, for example unique selling attraction, geographic spread, applicability, risk reduction, added cost for user, ergonomics. It was checked if an innovative technology was applied and a branch-crossing solution was implemented. The exemplary and outstanding solutions of the three winners of the award 2023 have convinced the international jury.
What the winners have in common is a technical safety approach that excludes any severe hand injuries and thus perfectly fits in the international Vision Zero strategy of the ISSA.
The ISSA Section Machine and System Safety is very proud to publish the winners. In this session, get a glimpse into their award-winning solutions.