Machine Guarding and Barricades
Requirement to have safeguards in place to prevent workers from coming in contact with machinery and services that may pose a hazard such as:
– moving parts of machines
– sharp, cutting, grinding surfaces of pinch points
– surfaces of a temperature that would cause burns, blisters or freezing
– electrically energized equipment or components
– debris , material or objects thrown from a machine
– material being fed into or removed from a machine
– to restrict access to area where there may be exposure to chemical or physical agents.
- Manitoba Worksafe Guideline on Machine Guarding
- Why Do Safety Locks and Emergency Stops Fail?
- How often should interlocks be checked?
- Checklist for Machine Guarding
- Type of Guards
- Risk Factors for Machine Guarding
- Hierarchy of Machine Guarding Controls
- Employee Training
- Machine Guard Removed Labels
- Common situations that cause injury
- Allowable Size of Openings
- Tamper or Defeat Resistance Guards
- Case Study - Pallet Nailer
- Case Study
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