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The key stakeholders in machinery safety are the manufacturers and the operating companies.
Manufacturers are obligated to provide machinery that is technically safe to the extent possible. In the European Union, a detailed set of rules for machinery safety has been published in the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC published in 2006 and last amended in 2009. It is mandatory and the outward sign of conformity is the CE Mark.
Operating companies are obligated to keep machinery in a safe condition and ensure all safety rules set by state authorities and the manufacturer are adhered to. Safe use of machinery is also governed by a European law, the so called "Work Equipment Directive" 2009/104/EC.
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