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Jansen, A. (author), Steijn, W.M.P. (author), van der Beek, D. (author), Janssens, L.A.W. (author), Kwantes, J.H. (author)
The Machine Directive, which contains the Health and Safety Requirements to warrant safe design of industrial (and commercial) machines, is currently being evaluated for amendment. These amendments should ensure that the Machine Directive is relevant for all machines that could be introduced on the work floor in the following 30 years. In this...
conference paper 2020
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Steijn, W.M.P (author), van Oosterhout, J. (author), Willemsen, J. (author), Jansen, A. (author)
Recent developments have introduced so-called cobots or cooperative robots, which place the machines on the work floor next to employees. A new challenge arises to keep these human robot interactions, safe and healthy, while also maintaining the sustainability and efficiency of the interaction. Here, we present a model, which can be a valuable...
conference paper 2020
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Steijn, W.M.P. (author), van Oosterhout, J. (author), van der Vorm, J.K.J. (author), Jansen, A. (author), Schragen, J.M.C. (author)
Since the start of the first industrial revolution in the late 18th century, machines have been used to support people in difficult tasks. To keep people safe when using these machines, people and machines are usually kept separate in accordance with current health and safety requirements (European Directive 2006/42/EG machinery, Appendix 1)....
report 2019
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Steijn, W. (author), Janssens, L. (author), Kwantes, J.H. (author), van der Beek, D. (author), Jansen, A. (author)
The robotics industry is developing rapidly in a wide range of sectors, from healthcare to manufacturing. Over the past fifty years, industrial machines have become faster and more accurate. They have also become more mobile. These machines now have more degrees of movement than ever before, and – thanks to improved sensors – they are becoming...
report 2018
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Steijn, W.M.P. (author), van der Beek, F.A. (author), Groeneweg, J. (author), van Kampen, J. (author), van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. (author)
Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) is a standard and mandatory tool in some high-risk industries (such as the on-and offshore exploration and production and chemical industry). Presently, the human factor component is often estimated using expert opinions. In practice, experts may use heuristics such as assuming a failure probability of one in ten...
bookPart 2017
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Steijn, W. (author), Groeneveld, J. (author), van der Beek, D. (author), van Kampen, J. (author), van Gelder, P. (author)
Veel bedrijven in met name de petrochemische industrie zijn er de afgelopen jaren in geslaagd het aantal ongevallen sterk terug te dringen. Een van de middelen die is gebruikt om deze verbetering te bewerkstelligen, is de zogenaamde Kwantitatieve Risico Analyse (QRA). Een QRA is een instrument om de risico's voor een bepaalde activiteit te...
article 2017
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Steijn, W. (author), Luiijf, E. (author), van der Beek, D. (author)
For decades now, robots have been a key part of future visions in films and books. As long ago as 1920, Karel Čapek wrote a play called RUR (Rossum’s Universal Robots). The first real robot, ‘Gargantuan’, was constructed between 1935 and 1937. It was made completely out of Meccano. Today’s industrial robots strongly resemble those introduced on...
report 2016
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Steijn, W. (author), van der Vorm, J. (author), Luijf, E. (author), Gallis, R. (author), van der Beek, D. (author)
De toenemende integratie van nieuwe technologieën in arbeidsmiddelen wordt ook wel gezien als de vierde industriële revolutie1 en naar verwezen als smart industry2. Denk hierbij aan automatisering door middel van embedded software, het op afstand bedienen van zwaar materiaal en de koppeling van arbeidsmiddelen aan lokale en publieke netwerken...
report 2016
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Ratilainen, H. (author), Salminen, S. (author), Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. (author), Perttula, P. (author), Starren, A. (author), Steijn, W. (author), Pahkin, K. (author), Drupsteen, L. (author), Puro, V. (author), Räsänen, T. (author), Aaltonen, M. (author), Berkers, F. (author), Kalakoski, V. (author)
The research presented in this document analyzes how safety values are defined and used in practice, in particular by managers, and how they affect employers’ and employees’ decisions and behaviour at work. The work comprises three complementary activities: a literature review on the value of safety and safety as a value, focusing on the moral,...
report 2016
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Steijn, W. (author), van der Vorm, J. (author), Luijf, E. (author), Gallis, R. (author), van der Beek, D. (author)
The ever-greater integration of new technologies in work equipment is regarded by some as the fourth industrial revolution1 and referred to as ‘smart industry’2. Examples that come to mind include automation through the use of embedded software, remotely controlling heavy materials, and the connecting of work equipment to local and public...
report 2016
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Steijn, W. (author), Luiijf, E. (author), van der Beek, D. (author)
Al decennia lang spreken robots tot de verbeelding in toekomstvisioenen in films en boeken. Karel Čapek schreef al in 1920 een toneelstuk genaamd RUR (Rossums Universele Robots). De eerste echte robot ‘Gargantuan’ werd in de periode 1935 tot 1937 geconstrueerd. Deze was volledig opgebouwd uit Meccano® 1. De huidige industriële robots lijken nog...
report 2016
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