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Machine Guarding
Machine Guarding $69.95

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Machines that are not properly safeguarded can cause serious injury, including eye injuries, blindness, and even crushed or severed fingers, hands, and arms. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), "Approximately one-half of all amputations occur in the manufacturing sector, while the remaining amputations are distributed among industry divisions including construction, wholesale trade, retail trade, services, etc." If you work in any of these industries, you should be aware of the risk improper machine guarding poses to your health and safety.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define mechanical hazards associated with machinery use
  • Identify the requirements of a machine safeguard
  • Identify methods for machine guarding and specific types of machine safeguards
  • Identify the rights and responsibilities of an employee when working around guarded machinery, including PPE use and training requirements



This course was designed to help satisfy requirements of the following regulations:

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.212 General Requirements for all Machines
  • OSHA Manual 3067 – Revised 1992 – Concepts and Techniques of Machine Safeguarding
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.217 and Appendices A,B,C, and D
  • 1910.217 (e)(2) and (f)(2)
  • 1910.217 (H)(I) A through and (ii)
  • 1910.217 (e)(3)
  • 1910.218 (a)(2)(iii)
  • OSHA 29 CFR 19110.215
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.213
  • OSHA Act Section (5)(a)
  • 1910.147
  • OSHA 1910.211
  • 1910.214
  • 1910.216
  • 1910.219
  • 1910.263
  • 1910.268
  • 1910.254 (a)(3)
  • 1910.255 (a)(3)
  • 1910.261 (h)(3)(ii)
  • 1910.264 (d)(1)(v)
  • 1910.265 (c)(3)(x)
  • 1910.268 (b)(2)(i) and (c)(1) thru (3)
  • Entire ANSI B Series (B11.1 through B24 and TR1 through TR6)
  • OSHA Publication 3170-02 R
  • OSHA Publication 2145
  • 1910 Subpart I


  • Mechanical hazards
  • Safeguarding requirements
  • Machine safeguards
  • User requirements


MACHINE GUARDING COURSE ASSESSMENT: Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Users are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.

MACHINE GUARDING CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

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