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Machine Guard Safety Online Training Course

Course Overview

Digital Licensing Available

Introduction to Machine Guards and Safety Devices is an online training course that was specifically created to address OSHA’s training requirements for employees working with dangerous machines. Topics covered include machine guards and safety devices, drop-probes, hazardous areas around a machine and OSHA strategies for staying safe proper inspection of OSHA-approved safety guards.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Use machines they have been specifically trained to operate according to OSHA standards.
  • Maintain safe distances from hazards.
  • Wear the proper clothing and PPE as outlined by OSHA guidelines.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • The importance of training and properly guarded machines and the affect they’ve had on the number of industrial accidents.
    • The three hazardous areas at a machine: “Perimeter”, “Drivetrain”, and “Points of Operation”.
    • Determining the hazards specific to a machine based on its movements.
  • Machine guards
    • The many ways that machine guards and other safety devices protect workers.
    • Three types of Machine Guards available: Fixed Guards, Adjustable Guards, and Self-Adjusting Guards.
    • Correctly using flexible Adjustable Guards for many different situations.
    • Situations where machine guards might get in the way and how to handle them.
    • Safety Devices
      • Introduction to the three main types of Safety Devices: Interlocks,
      • Photoelectric, and Pressure Sensitive Trips and Mats.
      • Additional devices that protect hands and fingers when materials are close to the point of operation.
      • The importance of proper set-up of Restrain and Pullback Devices.
      • Drop-Probes as an effective protective method and their potential drawbacks.
    • Maintenance
      • Working with machines that have multiple Safety Devices and Guards.
      • What to look for when inspecting Safety Guards.
      • Repairing damage to machines and looking for issues.
      • Types of guards that require special attention, like Self-Adjusting.
      • Staying aware and cautious even with the presence of working machine guards.

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