Machine Guarding Awareness For Manufacturing

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Machine Guarding Awareness For Manufacturing Course

Machine Guarding Awareness For Manufacturing

Level: Introductory

Duration: 30 Minutes

Location: Online or In-Person

Overview & Objectives

The Machine Guarding Awareness for Manufacturing online training from Exceed Safety is an introductory-level course in which participants will learn the appropriate tools and strategies required to stay safe in a Manufacturing workplace environment in which machinery is operated.

Throughout this course, participants can expect to learn special tips for identifying risks associated with machinery operation, as well as find links to videos and materials directly from OSHA, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the CDC. It is one of the most robust machine guarding awareness courses for Manufacturing online.

Exceed Safety’s Machine Guarding Awareness for Manufacturing teaches participants the essential requirements needed to prevent and mitigate risks associated with machinery on the jobsite. Participants will learn applicable safety methods, safe work conditions, and more. Specific course topics include the following:

  • The three broad categories of hazards – caught in, struck by, and burn hazards
  • A thorough overview of basic machinery parts including specific examples for each: the point of operation, power transmission devices, and operating controls
  • Information about the basic types of hazardous mechanical actions from rotating parts and in-running nip point to reciprocating and transverse actions
  • The nuances among cutting, punching, shearing, and bending hazardous actions
  • Details on common hazardous activities from setup and inspection to clearing jams and making adjustments to cleaning, lubricating, and other maintenance tasks
  • Very specific knowledge about machine guarding during normal operations and the value of machine guards
  • Condition-focused details for conditions like service and maintenance: lockout/tagout (LOTO)
  • Helpful material regarding the different types of machine guards (fixed, adjustable, self-adjusting, interlocking barrier guards, and Type A and B gates)
  • Details about safeguarding devices, used to protect machine operators such as pullback, restraint, presence-sensing devices, and two-handed controls and trips
  • Safeguarding by location – the safe distance – information for safe holding, safe opening, gravity feed, and automatic/semiautomatic feeding and injection methods
  • OSHA requirement minimums for machine guarding – to prevent contact, to be secure, and to create no new hazards

Who is this Course for?

The Machine Guarding Awareness for Manufacturing online safety course is designed for all employees, supervisors, and managers who may operate machinery in the Manufacturing workplace. Individuals who will specifically benefit from this course include the following:

  • Manufacturing workers
  • Manufacturing supervisors
  • Manufacturing managers

Features & Benefits

Exceed Safety’s Machine Guarding Awareness for Manufacturing training teaches ways that individuals can evaluate current work practices and guidelines for working with machinery Upon successful completion of this course, individuals can expect to:

  • Identify machine guard hazards
  • Describe basic machine parts
  • Describe hazardous motions and actions
  • List common hazardous activities
  • Explain the difference between normal operation and servicing/maintenance
  • List the types of machine guards
  • Identify safeguarding devices

In Person Training

Participants in our in-person courses can expect to be taught by our most skilled and experienced instructors. Our instructors strive to make our in-person classes dynamic by incorporating meaningful activities that allow peer-to-peer discussion and collaboration, hands-on learning, and real-life examples. Participants will also be able to have most questions answered while attending the class. Some of our classes are available via Zoom (just call us for more information) and can be combined with virtual-blended learning.