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Machine Guarding Safety Program (Version 1)


Machine guarding violations occur when machines are not properly guarded to prevent worker contact with hazardous parts.  When operating machinery, machine guards are the first line of defense against potential accidents caused by machine malfunctions.  


Paper Jester Safety Resources has created an easily customizable digital Machine Guarding safety program template with recommended areas of revision highlighted in yellow for immediate identification.


Topic outline includes:

  • Purpose
  • Policy
  • Responsibility
  • General Requirements
  • Heirarchy of Guarding
  • Areas that Require Safeguarding
  • Fan Blade Exposure
  • Anchoring Fixed Machinery
  • Hazardous Mechanical Motions and Actions
  • Requirements for Safeguards
  • Training


Pages: 7

Language: English

Federal OSHA Machine Guarding Hand & Power Tools Standard (Construction)

(verify that your state doesn't have it's own plan before referencing federal standards)

  • Microsoft Word 97-2003 Document (.doc)

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