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This online machine guarding course satisfies the training requirements for OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.212 Machinery and Machine Guarding General Requirements for all machines.
Who must take this course?
This training is intended for all persons working in or around machinery with hazards such as those created by point of operation, ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online Machine Guarding General Requirements course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a OSHA Machine Guarding General Requirements Training printable certificate and wallet card.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our online OSHA Machine Guarding General Requirements for all machines training course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions, and a final exam.
This course describes the standard, examples of machines and their potential hazards, and various controls that can be used to protect the health and safety of workers from moving machinery hazards.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Introduction to OSHA Machine Guarding Safety Training
- Definitions and Key Terms
- Regulations for Machine Guards
- Machine Parts That Require Guarding
- Hazardous Motions and Actions
- Methods of Machine Guarding
- Location and Distance Guarding Methods
- Feeding and Ejection Methods
- Saws and Potential Safeguards
- Straight-line/Gang Rip Saws
- Cut-off Saws
- Band Saws
- Radial Saws
- Scroll Saws and Chop Saws
- Miter Saws
- Hand-held Saws
- Presses and Brakes and Potential Safeguards
- Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Hydra-mechanical Presses
- Power Press Brakes and Mechanical-friction Clutch Presses
- Plastics Machinery and Potential Safeguards
- Horizontal Injection Molding Machines
- Thermoforming Machines
- Employer and Employee Responsibilities
- Employee Responsibilities
- Common Machine-Guarding Safety Violations
- Lockout/Tagout Method
- Additional Resources
OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Machinery and Machine Guarding General Requirements for all machines. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:
(a) Each employer -
(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.
Therefore it is our recommendation that workers be retrained at least every three years.