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OSHA Machine Guarding Safety

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Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1910.212

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This online machine guarding 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.

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$29.95 per student   (21+)

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Who Is Taking This Course?

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What are the governing regulations?
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 training?
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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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: A worker operating a metal lathe was killed when his shirt became entangled on a piece of metal bar stock protruding from the tailstock. Although no one saw the incident, it is likely that the worker leaned over or walked behind the machine to get a tool from one of the shelves located behind the lathe. As his upper body moved closer to the machine, his shirt was caught on the bar stock and his shirt was then pulled tight around his neck and chest. A coworker noticed the situation and ran for help. Once the machine was shut down, the worker was taken to the hospital. He later died due to a brain injury from strangulation. The piece of bar stock that entangled his shirt was less than two inches long and one inch wide.

Key Takeaway: Workers should keep clear of all rotating machine parts, as rotating is categorized as a hazardous motion. In addition, employers should take measures to safeguard all moving parts to prevent injury such as this; even the smallest machine part can be dangerous. Employers must also provide adequate working space around dangerous equipment. Had the worker not needed to access shelves located behind the machine, or had the hazard been addressed and the rotating piece properly guarded, this situation may not have occurred.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

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
    • Guards
    • Devices
    • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

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.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

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.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a OSHA Machine Guarding General Requirements Training printable certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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