Machine & Equipment Safety

The Machine Guard Program is designed to protect Employees from hazards of moving machinery. All hazardous areas of a machine shall be guarded to prevent accidental "caught in" situations. References: General Requirements for all Machines (29 CFR 1910.212), Woodworking Machinery (29 CFR 1910.213), Abrasive Wheels (29 CFR 1910.215), Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217), Power Transmission (29 CFR 1910.219).

It is crucial to understand why machine and equipment safe guards are to be used on machines. An operator or maintenance worker must be informed as to the location of the safe guards on the machines, and should also be provided information on why safe guards protect them and what hazards they protect them from.

An operator or maintenance worker also should be trained on how to remove machine and equipment safe guards from the machines and also to understand in what circumstances guards can be removed. Workers need to be trained in procedures to follow if they notice guards are damaged, missing or inadequate.

An operator or maintenance worker should be provided with a dress code. For example; no loose fitting clothing or jewelry. These items could easily be caught in the equipment or machines. From the simplest hand tool to the most complex machinery… operational safety hazards exist with any equipment.

Machine & Equipment Hazardss

Electrical Hazards – equipment that uses electricity as a power source is a potential electrocution hazard. Check power cords, switches and connections for exposed wires or broken parts.

Amputation & Caught-in Hazards – machine guards on equipment are installed to protect our employees from moving parts. Of course if they have been removed during maintenance or adjustment they will no longer provide protection. Check equipment every day to ensure that all guards are in place.

Chemical Hazards – processing equipment that uses chemicals can be sources of numerous hazards. Leaks can cause slip hazards as well as possible exposure to harmful chemicals. Hoses that leak could create a respiratory problem from vapors

Sharp Edges – simply walking past machinery may be hazardous if sharp edges are not guarded - check equipment mounting brackets, sign edges and control boxes to see if sharp edges are present.

Eye Hazards – tools and equipment that create chips, sparks or dust are potential eye hazards. These types of eye hazards are generally controlled by safety glasses, goggles and face shields. Check eye protection your workers use to make sure they are not broken, scratched and are the correct type for the hazard. As a minimum, anyone who uses hand or power tools should wear safety glasses.

PPE – personal protective equipment should be considered a secondary line of defense against equipment hazards. Employees need to know how to properly select, use and clean any PPE they use. PPE does wear out and has limitation on the level of protection against hazards – your workers should know these limitations.

Training – probably the most effective protection you can give your workers is good operational and safety training. A worker who knows how to recognize hazards can then use his or her training to control the situation and avoid exposure to unsafe conditions. If you expect your people to safely operate equipment, they must first be trained to understand the operating principles, equipment controls and possible hazards to themselves and others.

Maintenance workers need to be provided information on up-to-date machines that have been serviced, and they should maintain a record log of this information.

Maintenance workers must also know when to LOCK OUT the machines. This is extremely critical when repairs are being done on the machine. Maintenance workers should also be using safe equipment when doing repair work and they should insure the equipment itself is properly guarded. You are much more productive working safely and obeying safety rules. All we ask is for you to perform your job professionally and safely.

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 Machine And Equipment Safety Program   Download  MS-WORD
 Metalworking Fluids Best Practices Manual Safety Program   Download  MS-WORD
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 Machine Guarding 10 Hour   Download  MS-PPT
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 Eye Hazards Reminder   Download  MS-WORD
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 Hand Controls Reminder   Download  MS-WORD
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Sessions
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 Eye Safety Session   Download  MS-WORD
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 2brief Eye Safety   Download  MS-WORD
 2brief Glove Selection   Download  MS-WORD
 2brief Hand Protect Machine   Download  MS-WORD
 2brief PPE Sel 11 15 99   Download  MS-WORD
 3brief Equi Hazards   Download  MS-WORD
 3brief Housekeeping   Download  MS-WORD
 3brief Respirators Filter Basics   Download  MS-WORD
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 Opps Mach Guard Talk   Download  MS-WORD
 Opps Mat Hand Order Talk   Download  MS-WORD
 Opps Pallet Jack Talk   Download  MS-WORD
 PPE Chem Clothing Talk   Download  MS-WORD
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 Poster PPE Ware 11 15 99   Download  MS-WORD
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 Comic Archive Hearing Protection Conservation Safety Comic Strip   Download  MS-WORD
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