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Basic Machine Guarding Safety Training


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What You Will Learn

  1. Introduction to Machine Guarding
  2. Machine Guarding Regulations and Standards
  3. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  4. Types of Machine Guards
  5. Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  6. Safe Work Practices
  7. Employee Training and Awareness
  8. Incident Reporting and Investigation
  9. Maintenance and Inspection of Machine Guards
  10. Responsibilities and Accountability

Basic Machine Guarding Safety Training

  1. Introduction to Machine Guarding:
    • Understand the purpose and importance of machine guarding in preventing accidents and injuries.
    • Identify common types of machine hazards, such as rotating parts, pinch points, and flying debris.
    • Comprehend the role of machine guarding in reducing the risk of contact with hazardous machine components.
  2. Machine Guarding Regulations and Standards:
    • Familiarize yourself with relevant safety regulations and standards, such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) machine guarding requirements (29 CFR 1910.212).
    • Understand the responsibilities of employers and employees in ensuring compliance with machine guarding guidelines.
    • Learn about the different types of machine guards and their specific applications.
  3. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment:
    • Learn to identify potential machine hazards and assess the associated risks.
    • Understand the importance of conducting thorough risk assessments for each machine and its specific operating conditions.
    • Comprehend the hierarchy of hazard controls, including elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment.
  4. Types of Machine Guards:
    • Identify and understand the purpose of various machine guards, such as fixed guards, interlocked guards, adjustable guards, and self-adjusting guards.
    • Learn how to select and install appropriate machine guards based on the machine’s design, function, and potential hazards.
    • Comprehend the importance of regular inspection and maintenance of machine guards for their effectiveness.
  5. Lockout/Tagout Procedures:
    • Understand the importance of lockout/tagout procedures in preventing unexpected machine startup during maintenance or repair.
    • Learn the steps involved in implementing lockout/tagout, including energy isolation, lockout device application, and verification.
    • Comprehend the significance of proper communication and coordination among authorized personnel during lockout/tagout procedures.
  6. Safe Work Practices:
    • Learn safe work practices for machine operation, including proper clothing, footwear, and personal protective equipment (PPE) usage.
    • Understand the importance of following established procedures, such as machine start-up and shutdown protocols.
    • Comprehend the risks associated with horseplay, distractions, and improper use of machines, and the need to maintain a focused and responsible attitude.
  7. Employee Training and Awareness:
    • Understand the importance of employee training and awareness in machine guarding safety.
    • Learn how to recognize and report machine guarding deficiencies or malfunctions promptly.
    • Comprehend the significance of ongoing training and updates to ensure employees remain knowledgeable about machine guarding requirements and best practices.
  8. Incident Reporting and Investigation:
    • Comprehend the procedures for reporting incidents, near misses, or potential machine guarding hazards.
    • Understand the importance of prompt incident investigation to identify root causes and implement corrective actions.
    • Comprehend the significance of sharing lessons learned and implementing preventive measures to avoid similar incidents in the future.
  9. Maintenance and Inspection of Machine Guards:
    • Learn how to conduct regular inspections of machine guards to ensure they remain intact, secure, and effective.
    • Understand the importance of proper maintenance, repair, and replacement of machine guards.
    • Comprehend the need for regular review and update of machine guarding procedures based on changes in machinery or processes.
  10. Responsibilities and Accountability:
    • Understand the roles and responsibilities of employers, supervisors, and employees in maintaining machine guarding safety.
    • Comprehend the importance of individual accountability and adherence to safety rules and procedures.
    • Promote a culture of safety, continuous improvement, and open communication regarding machine guarding concerns.

Cost Per Person

$150 per person

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