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Machine Guarding for General Industry

    Machine Guarding for General Industry

    Course Overview

    Machine Guarding for General Industry is an intermediate online safety course as defined in OSHA's standard covering Machine Guarding found in 29 CFR 1910, Subpart O. This standard applies to nearly all workplaces in general industry. Machine Guarding safety covers hand tools, electrical tools and large machinery which may potentially injure workers. This course focuses on the concepts behind safety guards and how to identify whether the guard is being used correctly.

    Intended Audience

    This Machine Guarding online safety course is designed for all employees, supervisors and managers who handle machinery in the General Industry sector, especially those working in:

    • Manufacturing
    • Warehousing and Distribution
    • Property Management
    • Trade and Transportation
    • Retail Services
    • Hospitality

    Learning Objectives

    Machine Guarding training will inform you of the essential requirements for preventing machinery-related injuries. Safeguards are explained and you will be provided with ways to identify unsafe conditions. In addition, you will learn ANSI and OSHA regulations for working safely with machine guarding and tools.

    Course Topics

    • Standards
    • Injuries
    • Machine Areas
    • General Requirements
    • Motions and Actions
    • Safeguards
    • More Safeguards
    • Guards
    • Devices
    • Saws, Presses and Plastics
    • Stairway Railing and Guards


    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • OSHA
    • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
    • Lock Out / Tag Out (LOTO)
    • Point of Operation
    • Power Transmission Device
    • Operating Controls
    • Point of Operation Guarding
    • Barrels, Containers and Drums
    • Motions and Actions
    • Nip Point Hazards
    • Awareness Barrier
    • Push Stick and Push Blocks
    • Feeding and Ejection Methods

    Features and Benefits

    ClickSafety’s Machine Guarding online safety course teaches ways to evaluate current work practices and safety guidelines for working with tools. When you have successfully completed this course, you will know: 

    • Where mechanical hazards occur
    • Points of operations
    • Requirements for safeguards
    • Types of safeguards
    Burlington, MA 01803
    Call: 800.971.1080