This course explains the process to identify, select and properly safeguard machinery, to protect employees and others in the work area and deliver appropriate training in safe work practices. Intended as an overview course for employees in a machining environment and allied safety professionals who can benefit from attending to enhance on-site machine guarding applications.
Course topics include: machine motion, machine actions, common hazards of machinery, the areas of machines most associated with the hazards, an overview of the OSHA standards requiring safeguarding certain types of machinery, and an overview of effective control methods that may be used to better protect employees from these hazards. Upon course completion students will be able to explain machine motions and actions, identify common types of machinery, identify common machine hazards and locations of those hazards, identify basic methods of safeguarding, and be familiar with commonly applicable OSHA Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards to help reduce the potential for accidents and injuries. (Minimum student contact hours 7.) Advanced training is available by attending OSHA 2045: Machinery and Machine Guarding.
On-site training is effective: OSHA’s 7100 Machine Guarding one day course is suited for rank and file employees in a machining environment. In-plant on-site training is an effective fundamental orientation to machine motions and actions, safeguarding methods, and an overview of the Subpart O standards so employees can better apply rudimentary techniques and understanding as well as understanding OSHA’s enforcement parameters for safeguarding.