SN172 - Introduction to Industrial Machinery Safety

SN172 - Introduction to Industrial Machinery Safety

This seminar provides you basic information and understanding of OSHA's regulatory approach to machine guarding. Complex regulations will be "translated" into understandable language along with a review of acceptable approaches to machine guarding scenarios. This course is designed to help participants understand safety requirements and standards and supports the process of establishing a machine guarding program for your facility.

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Target Group
Maintenance Technicians, Production Design/Engineers, Trainers, Safety Resources, and Machine Operators.


This one (1) day course covers the following topics:

  • Overview of OSHA's Machine Guarding program and regulations
  • OSHA's National Emphasis Program to eliminate amputations
  • Overview of Regulatory approach at Federal and State levels
  • Machine Guarding "Toolkit" for use at your site
  • Walk-thru reviews of select site machinery to reinforce course learnings

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain OSHA's requirements concerning machine guarding
  • Conduct initial assessments of existing machines
  • Develop risk rankings for existing machines
  • Understand various machine risks and appropriate guarding approaches
  • Develop a machine safety program and policy for your facility

General understanding of and experience with manufacturing and maintenance equipment.