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Confused by safety jargon?

15 April 2009

Ever found yourself confused by jargon and wrestling with acronyms when you're researching matters technical? Fear not for help is close at hand with the publication of the latest edition of Safety Jargon Buster, a handy guide through the minefield of technical terminology used by hazardous area equipment suppliers. The guide has been updated with a raft of new terms and definitions to reflect the increasing importance of site safety and is available free from ABB.

Confused by safety jargon?
Confused by safety jargon?

The PDF guide uses hyperlinks and a quick navigation tool to provide an easily understood glossary of safety industry terms. The jargon buster is available free on applications and is the latest in the series of functional safety material written by safety expert, and occasional contributor to HazardEx, Stuart Nunns.

Nunns is manager for safety critical consultancy for ABB and has been named an IEC61508 Safety Guru. His most recent guide entitled ‘A methodology for achieving Functional Safety certification to IEC61508’, is also now available.

This guide provides a detailed explanation of the key areas that users need to consider when designing, implementing and operating a functional safety programme. Providing a perfect partner for the jargon buster, the guide is based on a real example involving a global company which undertook third-party accreditation for its functional safety management against the requirements of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511.

To obtain your free PDF copy of the jargon buster and/or Functional Safety guide, click here to email ABB quoting reference: Safety Jargon Buster

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