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Principles of Machine Guarding Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or CSA.

We Offer Three Differnt Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a 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 training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the 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:

Certification Standards

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)
  • Canada 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
  • Train the Trainer Certification

    The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Safety 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.

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    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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