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September 22, 2023

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Description

When workers are exposed to rotating parts such as belts, pulleys, shafts, gears and chains, prime movers of equipment, and/or machinery and exposed points of operation, they are potentially at risk of injury.

Operators of machinery and equipment must be able to recognize these hazards and the factors that can contribute to them. Our course is designed to provide the knowledge required to safely operate equipment and machinery and identify the purpose and requirements for machine guarding.

TYPES OF HAZARDS

man working at saw A wide variety of mechanical motions and actions may present hazards to workers operating or working around machinery. The three basic types of hazardous mechanical motions and actions are:
  • Hazardous Motions – Including rotating machine parts, reciprocating motions (sliding parts or up/down motions), and transverse motions (materials moving in a continuous line).
  • Points of Operation – The areas where the machine cuts, shapes, bores, or bends the stock being fed through it.
  • Pinch Points and Shear Points – the area where a part of the body or clothing could be caught between a moving part and a stationary object. This would include power transmission apparatuses such as flywheels, pulleys, belts, chains, couplings, spindles, cams, gears, connecting rods and other machine components that transmit energy.
There are also non-mechanical hazards that can injure machine operators or personnel working in the vicinity of machinery. These hazards include flying splinters, chips or debris; splashes, sparks or sprays that are created when the machine is operating. These hazards can be prevented through the use of machine guarding and wearing/use of required personal protective equipment (PPE).

Course Curriculum

    • Machine Guarding 00:20:00
    • Causes of Machine Accidents 00:10:00
    • Where Mechanical Hazards Occur 00:10:00
    • Point of Operation 00:30:00
    • Requirements for Safeguards 00:30:00
    • Types of Guard 00:40:00
    • Device 00:30:00
    • Safety Tripwire Cables 00:10:00
    • Two-Hand Control 00:30:00
    • Gate 00:50:00
    • Examples of Machine Guarding 00:40:00
    • Machine Safety Responsibilities 00:20:00
    • Training 00:10:00
    • Summary 00:10:00
    • Machine Guarding Inspection 4 weeks
    • Safety in manufactuing safeguarding Inspection 4 weeks
    • General Health and Safety Assessment 4 weeks
    • Revise Machine Guarding Training Test 00:45:00

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