Machine Guarding Training

Machine Guarding Training

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Course Summary

When workers are exposed to rotating parts such as belts, pulleys, shafts, gears and chains, prime movers of equipment, and/or machinery and exposed points of operation, they are potentially at risk of injury.

Operators of machinery and equipment must be able to recognize these hazards and the factors that can contribute to them. Our course is designed to provide the knowledge required to safely operate equipment and machinery and identify the purpose and requirements for machine guarding.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of machine guarding
  • Recognize common machine hazards
  • Discuss the “danger zone”
  • Describe the hazard assessment process
  • Identify common machine guards

Target Audience

Machine operators, JHSC members, and supervisors.

Legislative Reference

OHSA s.25(2)(a)