Working Safely with Robotics in the Workplace

  • November 12, 2015
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us!
November 12, 2015
9:00 am – 10:30 am

The first industrial robot was installed in 1962 for automotive spot welding and casting extraction. Since that time, robotic work cells have proliferated to the point of being commonplace. However, the workplace health and safety impact of robotics may not be clearly understood.

Join us as we host an information session on Working Safely with Robotics in the Workplace.

“Studies indicate that many robot accidents occur during non-routine operating conditions, such as programming, maintenance, testing, setup, or adjustment. During many of these operations the worker may temporarily be within the robot’s working envelope where unintended operations could result in injuries.” (Taken from

Manitoba’s Workplace Safety and Health Regulation has specific requirements for ensuring worker safety when working with, or around, robots. Workplace Safety and Health enforces CAN/CSA Standard – Z434-03, Industrial Robots and Robot Systems – General Safety Requirements. These specific requirements are in addition to general requirements for workers working with machines and tool. Learn how to interpret and apply these section of the regulation in a robotic work cell.

Attend this session to learn how you can:

  • Apply key safeguarding concepts for Robots and Robot Systems
  • Ensure that workers comply with the Workplace Safety and Health Act & Regulations

Presented by Bik Dhaliwal, P.Eng. of Manitoba’s Department of Labour and Immigration – Workplace Safety and Health. Bik obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Manitoba. He has over 10 years of varied manufacturing experience prior to joining government in 2011. He is a member of the technical committee for CSA Z432 – Safeguarding of Machinery.



Venue Phone: 204-480-3333

Venue Website:

200-78 Innovation Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 6C2

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