Safety Matters: Machine Guarding
Every year almost twenty thousand people are injured and lose limbs in machine related incidents. Almost a thousand of them die. The safety of your employees matters.
Safety Matters: Machine Guarding provides a brief overview of the hazards of working with machinery, the general types of machine safeguards, and how to do the job right to avoid injury, amputation, or even worse.
Mechanical Hazard Locations
- Point of operation
- Power transmission apparatus
Hazards from Mechanical Motions
- Rotating machine parts
- In-running nip points
- Reciprocating motions
- Traversing parts
Hazards from Mechanical Actions
- Punching operations
- Shearing operations and machines that bend
Safeguards when Working with Machines
- Purpose of machine guarding
- Five types of safeguards
- Four types of machine guards
- Safety control
Safety Matters: Machine Guarding is one of a series of 10 programs developed and produced by DSS Learning & Development, the award-winning leader in employee workplace safety training.