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OSHA General Industry: Machine Guarding

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17 to 26 minutes
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Flash Player
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Closed Captioning
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Mastery Technologies, Inc.
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration-OSHA
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Moving machine parts have the potential for causing severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns and blindness, just to name a few. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these needless and preventable injuries. Machine guarding and related machinery violations continuously rank among the top 10 of OSHA citations issued. Mechanical power presses have also become an area of increasing concern.

This safety training presentation is designed to assist trainers conducting OSHA 10-hour General Industry outreach training for workers.

Quiz questions at the end of the lesson assess the learning objectives documented in the original OSHA supplied presentation materials.

  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Rich multimedia presentation with interactions and quiz
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 60 days to complete the course

Machine operators and maintenance personnel.

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Machine Hazards
    • Machine-related injuries
    • Mechanical hazards
    • The point of operation
    • Rotating part hazards
  • Safeguards
    • What safeguards do
    • Machine safeguard methods
    • Fixed guards
    • Interlocking guards
    • Adjustable guards
    • Self-adjusting guards
    • Pullback devices
    • Restraint device
    • Two-hand control
    • Movable barrier device
  • Prevention Techniques
    • Machine location
    • Properly designed ejection methods
    • Robots
    • Protective shields
  • Machine Guarding Responsibilities
    • Employer responsibilities
    • Employee responsibilities
    • Operator training
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Choose the main causes of machine accidents.
  • Identify three of the requirements for safeguards.
  • List machinery parts that pose hazards when unguarded or improperly guarded.
  • Select types of machine guards.
  • List types of devices used to safeguard machines.
  • Identify a situation that warrants machine guarding and an appropriate method of guarding.

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