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Editor: Jonathan Severn
5th March 2014

Recently I have been spending more time watching the discussions develop in various machinery safety groups on LinkedIn - and I have contributed to a few as well. These groups are an excellent way to seek advice from experts without the effort and expense of engaging a consultant, though obviously you have to use your professional judgement before acting on the advice given.

Beyond the dozens of machinery safety groups there are countless groups relating to aspects of machine building and industrial automation such as machine design, pneumatics, hydraulics, motion control and so on. If you have not yet joined LinkedIn, then I would urge you to consider it (don't worry, you can open an account without divulging every last detail of your professional life). And if you are already a member, my profile is at


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Jonathan Severn

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