Course 154 Machine Safeguarding: Basic

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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This course introduces the student to the basic concepts and principles for machine safeguarding as described by OSHA in 1910 Subpart O, Machinery and Machine Guarding. The focus of this course is on the hazardous motions and actions that contribute to different machine-related accidents, and the safeguards used to help prevent those accidents.

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Key Topics

  • Hazardous motions
  • Hazardous actions
  • Guards and devices
  • Feeding and injection methods
  • Robot systems
  • Training

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor

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Introduction

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Learn how to protect yourself against the hazards of moving parts.

This course has been prepared for those who want to learn more about protecting workers against the hazards of moving machine parts. It identifies the major mechanical motions and the general principles of machine safeguarding.

Current applications of each technique are shown in accompanying illustrations of specific operations and machines. The methods described here may be transferred, with due care, to different machines with similar hazards. To determine if machine safeguarding meets the requirements of the standard, any mechanical motion that threatens a worker's safety should not remain unguarded.

The approaches to machine safeguarding discussed in this course are not the only solutions which meet the requirements of the OSHA Machinery and Machine Guarding standard. Practical solutions to machine safeguarding moving machine parts are as numerous as the people working on them.

Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1 - Hazards of Moving Parts

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe the basic requirement for machine guarding.
  • List and give examples of each of the three primary motions of moving parts.
  • List and give examples of each of the four primary machine actions.
  • Describe the hazards from in-running nip points and the three primary types of motions.
  • Describe and give examples of cutting, punching, shearing, and bending actions.
  • Describe the basic requirements for a suitable machine guard.
  • Discuss the guidelines for machine safeguarding training.
  • List and describe the hazards of wearing gloves, loose clothing, jewelry, and long hair when working around rotating parts.

Module 2 - Methods of Machine Safeguarding

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • List and describe the five basic classifications of machine safeguards.
  • List and describe the four types of fixed machine guards.
  • List and describe the six types of machine safeguard devices.
  • Describe machine safeguarding by location and distance.
  • Describe the three basic types of feeding and ejection methods.
  • Discuss the two basic causes for accidents associated with robots in the workplace.
  • Describe the purpose of miscellaneous aids.

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Course 154 Final Exam

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