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Douglas (Doug) Nix, A.Sc.T. - Compliance InSight Consulting Inc.. Kitchener, ON, CA

Douglas (Doug) Nix, A.Sc.T.

Managing Director & Principal Consultant | Compliance InSight Consulting Inc.

Kitchener, ON, CANADA

Real world experience, taught



Managing Director at Compliance InSight Consulting, Inc. in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

More than 25 years of engineering technology experience including product testing, industrial control system design and machinery safety.

Specialized expertise in risk assessment methods and processes.

Teach risk assessment principles and processes using ISO 12100 methodology and various tools.

Graduated Sheridan College in 1985.

Certified with OACETT in 1992.

Trained Laser Safety Officer. Conduct laser hazard assessments and laser safety training programs.

Charter Member of the IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society, and is involved in the Society’s activities in a number of ways. Since joining the Society he has held these positions:

Vice-President, Conferences (2010-2013);
Chair, Risk Assessment Technical Committee (2009-2010);
Membership Coordinator, Region 7 (Canada) (2010);
Member, Industrial Controls Technical Committee (2010); and
Member, Laser Safety Technical Committee (2010);
Chair, Engineering & Human Environment Joint Chapter, Toronto Section 2011, 2012
Vice-Chair-PSES, Engineering & Human Environment Joint Chapter, Toronto Section (2009-2010).

Doug was General Chair for the 2009 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in October of 2009.

Serves on CSA’s s364/Z1002 Technical Committee, writing the Occupational Injury and Illness Risk Assessment and Management Standard. This standard is part of CSA’s new Z1000 OHS Management series of standards and is foundational to many other documents currently in work.

Serves on the Canadian Advisory Committee to ISO TC199, Safety of Machinery, and on JWG1, the Joint Working Group tasked with combining ISO 13849 and IEC 62061.

Produces a blog and podcast called Machinery Safety 101, exploring a wide variety of machinery safety related topics. Find the show on iTunes, or by going to

Industry Expertise (3)


Electrical Engineering

Industrial Automation

Areas of Expertise (3)

Functional Safety

Risk Assessment

Machine Guarding

Accomplishments (6)

Certified Engineering Technician - OACETT (professional)

General Chair - 2009 IEEE Syposium on Product Compliance Engineering (professional)


Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) - OACETT (professional)

Drafting Sub-Committee Chair - CSA Z1002 Technical Committee (professional)


IEEE PSES VP Conferences (professional)


Manage conference and event planning for the Society.

Chair - IEEE Engineering & Human Environment Joint Chapter, Toronto Section (professional)


Chair the Executive Committee for the EHE Joint Chapter for terms 2011, 2012. Membership in the Chapter exceeds 600 members from 15 Societies and Councils.

Education (1)

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning: Electronics Engineering Technician, Electronics Engineering Technology 1985

Certified by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists at the Applied Science Technologist level.

Affiliations (5)

  • CSA - Canadian Standards Association
  • IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society
  • ISO International Organization for Standarization
  • OACETT - Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists



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