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Course Title:
Machine Guarding Training

Course Description:
Machine Guarding Training is a 1 hour session presented by the Safety Specialist and covers topics related to working safely with and around hazardous mechanical equipment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that machine guarding be provided and maintained in a manner sufficient to protect machine operators and other persons present in machine areas from hazards associated with the operation of machines. The purpose of machine guarding is to protect the machine operator and other employees in the work area from hazards created by ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks. The training will cover:

  • The two types of hazardous machine operations, "motions" and "actions"
    • Motions include but are not limited to rotating, in-running nip points, reciprocating and transversing.
    • Actions include but are not limited to cutting, punching, shearing and bending.
  • Types of machine guarding
    • Fixed
    • Interlocked
    • Adjustable
    • Self-adjusting

Who Must Attend?
Any faculty, staff or student who operates, maintains or works in an area adjacent to hazardous equipment and/or machinery.

When Must Initial Training be Completed?
Initial training must be completed prior to operation, maintenance or working in areas adjacent to hazardous equipment and/or machinery.

How Often Must I Attend a Refresher Course?
Currently there is no refresher frequency requirement. If you would like to schedule machine guarding training, please contact the trainer listed below.

Trainer Contact Information:
Safety Specialist at 401-863-1645

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Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Providence, RI 02912 Box 1914
Last updated on 09/12/2007