General Requirements

  • Guards prevent worker’s hands, arms, or other body parts from making contact with moving parts

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  • Guards firmly secured and not easily removable

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  • Guards permit safe, comfortable, and relatively easy operation of the machine

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  • Machine controls within easy reach of the operator

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  • Procedures established to ensure machine is shut down before guard is removed

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  • Emergency stop (button or pull cord) is readily accessible by machine operator and functionality has been verified

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Guarding of Mechanical Hazards

  • Point-of-operation guards provided and in place

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  • Gears, sprockets, pulleys, and flywheels guarded

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  • Belts, chain drives , and pump shafts guarded

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  • Exposed set screws, key ways, collars, and the like guarded

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  • Guards provided for any other hazardous moving part of the machine

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Evaluation of Non-Mechanical Hazards

  • Noise measurements acceptable

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  • Substances used in machine operations evaluated

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  • Electrical cords or connectors in good repair

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  • Personal protective equipment available, where necessary

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  • Operator dressed safely for the job per JHA and PPE hazard assessment

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Training

  • Workers trained in the recognition of machine hazards and the importance of using safeguards

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  • Lockout/tagout training provided, where necessary and instructions in place at equipment.

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  • Electrical Safety-Related Work practices training provided, where necessary

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  • Personal protective equipment training provided, where necessary

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Other

  • Equipment specific energy control procedure have been developed and are available for the equipment

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