• Department/Areas Reviewed:

  • Completed by:

  • Date of GEMBA walk:

  • If any answers are NO, provide the tier board number and owner to correct the issue in the action section

Machine Safety

  • Are interlocks working properly on machines? (Limit switches, light curtains, safety mats...ect)

  • Are machines guarded to prevent contact with moving parts?

  • Are areas outside of normal point of use guarded such that covers cannot be easily removed without special tools

  • Are fixtures in use to establish minimum clearance of 4 inches from machine to hands/fingers to prevent hands/fingers from being pinched/crushed?

  • Do Team Members know to check to see if interlocks and guards are functioning properly on the machines before they start working on them?

  • For stand-up and bench grinders, is the opening between the tongue guard and the edge of the grinding wheel ΒΌ inch or less?

  • Are stand-up machines bolted to the ground or wall?

  • Are foot pedals guarded to prevent accidental activation?

  • Are fixed guards secured such that they cannot be easily removed without special tools?

  • Are warning signs posted warning team members of hazards behind guarding? (pinch point, crush hazzard, electrocution ect)

  • Are Emergency Stops readily accessible by the Team Member when operating the machine? Are they clearly marked?

  • Do Maintenece TM's use proper LOTO when performing maintenance, service or when troubleshooting machines?

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