The Federal OSHA General Duty Clause 5(1)(1) (29 USC 654) requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. The Federal Machinery and Machine Guarding Standard (29 CFR 1910.212) requires employers to implement one or more methods of machine guarding to protect employees in the machine area from safety hazards created by the operation of the equipment.
One way an employer can protect employees from the hazards created by the operation of machinery is by providing specific and detailed instruction and hands-on training in machine safeguarding methods. This poster supports and supplements training goals. It describes:
- OSHA’s requirements for all safeguards,
- the types of machine guards,
- function and purpose of machine guarding,
- special considerations regarding point of operation, power transmission devices and moving parts, and
- other safety considerations such as training, anchoring fixed machinery, eye and face protection, and lockout/tagout controls.
Post as a reminder to employees of safety measures they can take every day to prevent injuries.