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If your company has machines, then OSHA requires that machine guarding be provided and maintained in a manner sufficient to protect machine operators and other persons present in machine areas from hazards associated with the operation of machines. This program covers every aspect of the OSHA Machine Guarding Standard, 29 C.F.R. §1910.212 – §1910.219.


Many injuries that occur in woodworking occupations result from employees failing to follow prescribed safe operational practices. These failures arise from worker attitudes, inadequate training, and supervisory failure to enforce safe job procedures. The use of machine guards, environmental controls, good training, and maintenance programs, coupled with supervisory enforcement of protective equipment use and safe job practices can eliminate most mishap-producing factors.


This program comes in a PDF document format and can be easily edited to fit your company’s specific requirements.


Topics covered include:

  • Hazards created by points of operation;
  • In-running nip points, rotating parts, flying chips, and sparks; and
  • Training machine operators and machine shop supervisors and managers in carrying out their responsibilities for assuring machine safety through hazard identification and evaluation, safeguarding, and safe operation. 

Machine Safeguarding Written Compliance Program

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