Machine Guarding (Spanish)
Machines are at the heart of every industrial operation. They can be extremely dangerous, hundreds of workers are severely injured or killed because of unsafe work practices around machines. This session will cover some of the common hazards and safe work practices of machines, and is intended for operators and maintenance personnel who may be working with or servicing machines.
Why “Machine Guarding (Spanish)” Matters:
It’s been estimated that every year workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, and more than 800 die as a result of machine-related accidents.
Failure of machine safeguards or employee ignorance of machine guarding requirements are contributing factors in many of these accidents.
Workplace amputations are one of the most costly workers’ compensation claims.
One-third of nonfatal machine-related amputations result in 31 days or more away from work, and some injured workers are permanently disabled and can never return to their regular duties.
Recognize the hazards of operating and maintaining machinery
Identify the parts of machinery where injuries and accidents frequently occur
Identify the types of machine guards and safety devices you may encounter on machinery
Follow machine guarding best practices to protect yourself from injury
Prevent accidental start-up during maintenance and repair