Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding

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Can you imagine life without machines? You’d have to make things by hand and it would be slow. Mass production machinery revolutionized how things were made, and how long it took to make them. But, while machines streamlined industry, they also brought with them a lot of risks, which saw many workers seriously injured, or worse.

Thankfully, a lot has changed since the industrial revolution. Modern workplaces are much more risk-aware and protect machine operators from hazards by using machine guarding. To help counteract the dangers of machinery in workplaces, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created regulations and guidelines that must be followed.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Recognize the risks posed by machinery in your working environment
• Identify the correct machine guards necessary to keep employees safe
• Plan good working practices alongside machine guarding to minimize the risk of incidents

Why take this course?

Modern workplaces have a duty of care to make sure their employees are safe at work. Putting in place the correct safeguards for working with machinery forms a huge part of that. For leaders, managers and Health and Safety managers, this course will look at the risks of working with machinery, and how to reduce those risks and stay compliant.

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