Manager for Machinery Safety – Standards & Regulations


Otto Görnemann is an expert in machine safety, standards and regulations, managing this area of the Central Department for Research and Development at SICK AG in Waldkirch, Germany. A member of technical committees for ISO, IEC, CEN, DIN, and AENOR, he holds several patents in the field of industrial safety. For many years, Otto has been an active member of the ISSA-Section Machine and System Safety Control Devices project group.

Otto has been a lecturer at applied science universities (Aachen, Bochum, Düsseldorf, Fulda, Heide, and others) as well as trainer for several German Statutory OSH Insurances in Germany. He has presented seminars for the occupational safety & health authorities in Brazil (Ministry of Labor, Fundacentro, as EU commissioned advisor), Israel (IIOSH), Japan (NIOSH), and other agencies, Chile (ACHS) Singapore (WSHC / SISO) Colombia (CCS) and Portugal (CATIM).

Otto is an expert in functional safety (FSE TÜV Rheinland, nº 263/16, Machinery) and a Certified Functional Safety Application Expert (SGS-TÜV Saar). Since 2018, he has been chairman of the Technical Committee for the Safety of Machines (TC199) of the ISO International Organization for Standardization as well as Chairman of the Technical Committee for the Safety of Machines (TC114) of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).