Machine GuardingThe purpose of machine guarding is to protect the machine operators and other employees in the work area from hazards created by ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips, arcs and sparks. Every machine must have suitable safeguards to protect workers from these hazards created by moving machine parts. Some examples of machine guards are barrier guards, light curtains, two-hand operating devices, etc. [29 CFR 1910.212(a)(1)]General Requirements: [29 CFR 1910.212(a)(2)]
• Guards must not create potential hazards and must be attached to the machine where possible.• If guards cannot be attached to the machine, attach elsewhere.
After successfully completing this course, employees will have a competent understanding of the following:
• Recognize the dangers associated with machine operation• Identify how to reduce the risk of injury by using safeguards• Emergency response to injuries or accidents that involve machine operation• How to protect yourself• Understand proper operating instructions• And more!