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Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding

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Workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 injuries and over 800 deaths per year.

...and machine safeguards are your first line of defense against injuries caused by moving machines.

This episode of safety training tips is all about machine guarding.

So what are machine guards?

Machine guarding is a precautionary safety feature on manufacturing or other engineering equipment. Specifically, it is a shield or device covering hazardous areas of a machine to prevent contact with body parts or to control hazards like chips and noise from exiting the machine.

In order for machine guards to be effective, they must:

Here are the four most common types of machine guards:

Modern machines save workers time and are essential for some careers in today’s workplace. Take the precautionary steps to be safe and keep workers out of harm’s way.

We hope you gained a safety training skill today. Until next time, stay positive and stay safe.

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