The Danger Zone: Implementing a Compliant Machine Guarding Program
In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a deep dive into one of OSHA's most frequently cited standards: Machinery and Machine Guarding, General Requirements.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Oct 11, 2021
If you take a look at OSHA’s news releases, you’ll notice that a lot of cases the department chooses to highlight are incidents where a worker was injured, or died, because of improper machine guarding. It makes sense that OSHA would want to highlight these hazards, as over 18,000 workers suffer injuries and another estimated 800 workers lose their lives due to hazards associated with machinery, according to data from OSHA.
In this episode, we will break down one of OSHA’s most frequently cited standards: Machinery and Machine Guarding. We will talk about what machine guarding is, what OSHA’s requirements for machine guarding are and how you can train workers to be compliant with the programs put in place to keep them safe.
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