Machine Guarding & Safety Devices

  • E-Learning

When it comes to working with machinery, there are specific hazards you should be aware of, including pinch points, nip points, moving parts, and the points of operation of equipment. A machine guarding program should be implemented, which includes a combination of fixed guarding, light curtains, interlock switches, and other safety devices designed to prevent inadvertent contact with a potentially dangerous machine. 

This course explores these types of safety devices, as well as the various kinds of guards and safe work practices necessary to avoid accidents and injuries. This training lesson gives you guidance as to safe operating procedures and good housekeeping for using these kinds of machines. Your safety also depends on the proper use of personal protective equipment, or PPE, which you will learn here. Utilize the information presented to work with and around these potentially hazardous machines safely. 

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Topics Covered

  • Machine Operator Requirements
  • The Point of Operation and Other Hazards
  • Safe Operating Procedures and PPE 
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Machine Guards
  • Electrical Interlocks
  • Presence Sensing Devices 
  • Two-Hand Control Systems


0.23 hours


CalOSHA Title 8


As Needed

Who Should Attend:

Anyone Who Operates Equipment Or Machinery