Machine Guarding Program

Safety Solutions and Supply’s Machine Guarding Training program is a 4 hour class that adheres to the standards outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.212 as well as other applicable OSHA requirements. This program educates employees as to the purpose and importance for machine guards and design considerations in inspection and maintenance of guards. This message can be customized to specific equipment needs or hazards presented.

Every year workers across the United States suffer from injuries sustained from unguarded or inadequately guarded moving machine parts. The unguarded use of machines can lead to injuries such as: amputations, crushed hands and arms, lacerations, abrasions and blindness. It is estimated that approximately 18,000 injuries and over 800 deaths occur each year among workers who operate and maintain machinery. This program, if managed properly will eliminate the risks associated with improper machine guarding.

What are the requirements for Machine Guard Training?
OSHA 1910.212 states the purpose of machine guarding is to protect the machine operator and other employees in the work area from hazards created by ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks. Guards must not create potential hazards and must be attached to the machine where possible. Machines that expose an employee to injury must be guarded. The guarding device must:

  • Be in conformity with any appropriate standards.
  • The machine construction should prevent the operator from having any part of his/her body in the danger zone during the operating cycle.

Safety Solutions Training Programs and Facilities:
Safety Solutions and Supply has built a state of the art training center in Mulberry, Florida, located on Highway 60 accessible to both Tampa and Orlando. Our state of the art facilities and our subject matter experts will ensure that your employees receive the most current training message and that the message is comprehended with regard to real world situations.  Safety Solutions and Supply’s NCCER ICTP certified instructors will also perform training on specific locations based on your program needs. All students receive certification cards upon completion of the event and are recorded in our Training & Education Activity Manager (T.E.A.M.) database. The T.E.A.M database allows employees and employers to maintain an electronic registry of all training events and activities.  Our goal is to make managing your training activities easy and efficient. Call today to schedule your training.

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