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Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding

Workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 800 deaths and 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions per year.   This course helps employees understand the importance of using safeguards to prevent these injuries. This course is intended to explain the variety of mechanical motions and actions may present hazards to the worker and the safeguards that can be used to protect them.  The types of safeguards explored are fixed, interlocked, adjustable, and self-adjusting.  Course length: 15 to 20 min

Students who take this course will be able to:

•          Explain the importance of safeguards

•          List the types of mechanical motions that pose threats to workers

•          List the types of actions that pose threats to workers

•          Describe the four general types of guards

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