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Machine Guarding Basics

Machine guarding ranks among the top 10 OSHA citations issued, possibly because the regulation can be confusing. Don't let confusion get in the way of compliance. This course will break down the regulation into terms you can understand. In just four hours, you'll learn practices and procedures that will keep you in compliance and, best of all, protect your employees.
Length: Half-day

The course covers:
  • OSHA 1910 Subpart O Machinery and Machine Guarding (1910.211 - 1910.219)
  • Basic concepts, principles and methods of machine guarding
  • Common causes of machine incidents and how to avoid them
  • Which areas should be guarded to provide adequate worker protection
  • Best practices; how to apply basic guarding principles when specific issues aren't covered in the regulation
What you'll learn:
  • Key elements of the regulation and the basics of guarding principles and construction
  • Importance of machine guarding to preventing injuries
  • How to apply the regulation to specific types of equipment in your workplace
  • How to identify hazards associated with various machinery and equipment
  • How to determine what areas need guarding and what type is necessary
  • How to prevent machine-related injuries and associated costs
Location:
This course will be held at the Minnesota Safety Council Resource Center located at 474 Concordia Avenue in St. Paul. Take the Dale Street exit from I-94. Proceed east on south frontage road (Concordia Avenue) past the American Lung Association. Turn right into our lower level parking lot.

Lodging:
Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown, 175 West 7th Street in St. Paul. Reservations can be made directly by calling 651-225-1515 or booking online, single or double occupancy. Please make reservations directly with the hotel and be sure to identify yourself as a participant in a Minnesota Safety Council training course to receive the preferred rate.

Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration and payment are required. Hopefully you won't need to cancel, but if you do, please do so at least three business days prior to the course for a full refund. No refunds will be made after three business days prior to the course. This policy will be enforced, so please plan ahead if you need to cancel your attendance.


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