Machine Guard Safety
As we know heavy duty work machinery can come in many sizes and shapes, and it can present many different types of hazards. Each year thousands of employees across the country are injured by the machines they are most familiar with and which they believe are safe. The risk of accidents from powered machinery is so great that OSHA estimates that lack of machine guarding is the second most frequent safety violation in industry today. Our training products on Machine Guard Safety are designed to help employees understand the dangers of working with machinery and how those risks can be minimized by proper installation and use of safety guards and devices. The topics included on this training program are basic machine operation, adjustable and fixed guards, drop probe devices interlock devices and more!
Employee exposure to unguarded or inadequately guarded machines is prevalent in many workplaces according to OSHA. Consequently, workers who operate and maintain machinery, suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions, and over 800 deaths per year. Amputation is one of the most severe and crippling types of injuries in the occupational workplace, and often results in permanent disability.