Laboratory Safety & Compliance

Graham Health Center
408 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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Robotics Safety


Laboratory workers, who operate, program, maintain, or repair robots or robotic systems are required to receive robotics safety training at Oakland University. To ensure safeguards and safe operating practices, training requires a complete understanding of the hazards and accidents that may be associated with robotic systems.


Oakland University’s robotics safety training utilizes the guidelines set forth by the American National Standard for Industrial Robots and Robot Systems - Safety Requirements (ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999) and satisfies OSHA Technical Manual Section IV: Chapter 4, Industrial Robots and Robot System Safety. It also complies with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.333, Selection and Use of Work Practices, and OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.147, The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout).

Laboratory workers are also required to complete a site specific training conducted by the PI, lab supervisor, or designee as well as be able to demonstrate their competence to perform their jobs safely.