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A Few Words About Us

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, design safety engineering, inc. specializes in the risk assessment process and improving safety through design. Through software, training, and consulting, dse helps companies identify hazards and reduce risks to an acceptable level. dse assists companies in learning the basics through how to implement and deploy the process into the company. dse has had great success in applying the risk assessment process in a wide variety of industries and applications including industrial machinery, consumer products, manufacturing plants and facilities, component suppliers, and many others.

Our software has been applied to numerous industrial processes or systems; as well as industrial and commercial machinery and equipment. Some examples include:

  • Agricultural equipment
  • Automated baggage handling systems
  • Automotive assembly
  • Automotive component suppliers
  • Baking
  • Broaching machines
  • Bulk materials handling
  • Children’s products
  • Commercial ceiling systems
  • Commercial liquids manufacturing
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer products
  • Exercise equipment
  • Food
  • Foundries
  • Glass manufacturing
  • Glass products manufacturing
  • Government research projects for machinery safety
  • Handling systems for nuclear wastes
  • HVAC equipment
  • Industrial furnaces / boilers
  • Injection molding machinery
  • Insulation manufacturing systems
  • Lawn care equipment
  • Longshoring
  • Machine tools and machinery systems
  • Medical materials
  • Mining
  • Optics and coatings
  • Packaging machinery and equipment
  • Paper
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plastic films
  • Plastics manufacturing
  • Power generations systems and equipment
  • Printing industries
  • Robotic applications
  • Saws
  • Semiconductor equipment
  • Specialty fabrics manufacturing
  • Specialty metals machinery
  • Steel manufacturing
  • Steel manufacturing
  • Steel products manufacturing
  • Warehousing / automated storage automated retrieval AS/RS
  • Window coverings
  • Wire manufacturing machinery

    Another area of great accomplishment is with industrial and commercial machinery and equipment, such as:

  • Mechanical and industrial presses
  • Consumer Products
  • Meat slicing and packaging machinery
  • Juicer machines
  • Range (stove/oven)
  • Food processing machines
  • Laser etching machine
  • Industrial grinder
  • Industrial wood-working machines
  • Parts washing machine for clean room environment
  • Agricultural/commercial irrigating control system
  • Plastics extrusion machines
  • Parts packing machinery

    dse is skilled in applying a variety of methods to reduce risk including design changes, guarding systems, warning labels, instructions, work procedures, use of PPE and others. We are also active in litigation by acting as an expert witness in many product liability cases in a variety of industrial machinery, facilities and consumer products.
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