Machine Guarding

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Target Audience: machine operators, JHSC members, supervisors and managers, safety rep., workers in the manufacturing, farming or retail industries

Legislation: CAN/CSA Z432-04 Safe Guarding of Machinery

Ministry of Labour Update on Blitz: Industrial Workplace Hazards

From November 3 to December 14, 2014, Ministry of Labour inspectors will visit wood and metal fabrication, manufacturing, chemical and plastics and automotive plants and other industrial sector workplaces.

During the blitz inspectors will ensure that employers are taking appropriate action to assess and address possible hazards involving machines that are not properly guarded, locked out or blocked. Machine guards prevent worker access to moving parts of machinery, lockout ensures machines do not start up unexpectedly, and blocking prevents a machine that is temporarily raised from falling or moving during work such as maintenance.

Course Overview: In 2013, 17% of all compliance orders issued by MOL inspectors under Ont. Reg. 851 - Industrial Establishments were for machine guarding and lockout violations. Operators of machinery and equipment must be able to recognize the hazards associated with machine guarding and the factors that contribute to them. This course is designed to provide the knowledge, training and instruction required to safely operate equipment and machinery and identify the purpose and requirements for machine guarding.

Training Topics:

  • The importance of machine guarding
  • Hazard assessment: recognizing, assessing, controlling and eliminating
  • The danger zone
  • Common machine guards
  • Introduction to the standard
  • Application of the standard - when and where does it apply
  • Risk assessment and reduction
  • Basic concepts and general safety considerations
  • Mechanical design application Performance requirements
  • Application requirements of safeguarding devices
  • Additional hazards
  • Training requirements
  • Evaluation.

Evaluation: written evaluation

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