Machine Guarding an Essential Element of Workplace Safety

Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, including crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns and blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries. Any machine part, function or process with the potential for causing injury must be safeguarded using control methods that prevent employee contact with hazardous areas through effective machine guarding techniques. In addition, a hazardous energy control (lockout/tagout) program needs to complement machine safeguarding methods in order to protect employees during potentially hazardous servicing and maintenance work activities.

The OSHA Training Center is offering OSHA 2045 – Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards on October 19-22, 2015, in two convenient California locations, Dublin and Carson.  The class focuses on various types of common machinery, their related safety standards and the control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout). Participants will learn to recognize hazards and to provide options for abatement, including for mechanical motions, actions created by points of operation and other machinery processes.

For more information and to register visit the OSHA Training Center website.

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