Machine Guarding Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want machine guarding certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the machine guarding training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for machine guarding training?
What’s in the Machine Guarding Training Course?
Our Machine Guarding Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on equipment, operations, hazards, case studies, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for machine guarding:
- Encompasses these U.S. Standards
1910 Subpart O – Machinery and Machine Guarding
1910.212 – General Requirements for all Machines
1910 Subpart P – Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment
1917 Subpart G – Marine Terminals
1918 Subpart I – Longshoring
1926 Subpart I – Construction Industry
1928 Subpart D – Agriculture Industry
29 CFR 1910.212(a)(3)(ii)
- Encompasses these Canadian Standards
CSA Z432 – Safeguarding of Machinery
CSA Z142 – Power Press Operations
CSA C22.2 – Electric motor-operated hand-held tools
ANSI Z244.1 – Control of Hazardous Energy, LOTO and Alternative Methods
ANSI A10.44 – Control of Energy Sources (LOTO) for Construction and Demolition Operations
OSHA Sections 27 and 28
CSA Z1001 – Occupational Health & Safety Training
Canada Labour Code Part II – Employer and Employee Duties
CSA Z617-06 – PPE
Why do I need machine guarding training?
In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, the standard in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.
Did You Know?
Machine guards protect workers from kickbacks, splashing liquids, and flying chips. (Source: Safety Services Company)
OSHA standards for machine guarding haven’t changed since 1975. (Source: MSC)
Eyewear and other PPE can be considered a part of machine guarding in some standards. (Source: MSC)
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