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Safety - Machine Guarding

A Guide to Practical Machine Guarding
Queensland Government (PDF)
OSHA Fact Sheet (2002), 157 KB PDF
Concepts and Techniques of Machine Safeguarding
OSHA Publication 3067 (1992), 9 chapters. An OSHA publication covering nearly all aspects of Machine Guarding.
Documents by Topic: Machinery Safety
The National Ag Safety Database (NASD), Several informative NASD documents discussing machinery safety for different types of agricultural equipment, and machine guarding in general.
Engineering Services Safety
Office of Health and Safety Information System (OhASIS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health and Safety Manuals, Engineering Safety Manual. Chapter 16-00-40 entitled "Machinery" of this CDC manual discusses general machinery safety as well as guarding requirements.
Guide to safeguarding common machinery and plant
Queensland Government (PDF)
Guides, Reports, Templates, Newsletterss
Queensland Government (PDF)
Guarding of Radiofrequency PVC welding machines
Rural Mobile Plant Safety
Guidelines for Machine Guarding
Government of Manitoba, Workplace Safety and Health Branch. All about guarding, guarding methods, guard construction and a machine guarding checklist.
Guidelines for Machine Guarding
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC); General discussion of machine hazards and proper safeguarding techniques.
Industrial Robots and Robot System Safety
OSHA Technical Manual.
Injuries and Amputations Resulting from Work with Mechanical Power Presses
NIOSH Publication. This Intelligence Bulletin describes the hazards of mechanical power presses and provides safety recommendations.
Machine Guarding Links
From Oklahoma State University.
Machine Guarding Requirements
Princeton University Health and Safety Guide policy document.
Plant, Machinary and Equipment
Queensland Government (PDF)
NIOSH ALERT: Preventing Scalping and Other Severe Injuries from Farm Machinery
NIOSH Publication No. 94-105 (1994, June), 8 pages. This NIOSH alert includes case studies involving farm machinery injuries, discussions of machinery hazards, and recommendations for preventing injuries.
OSHA Machine Guarding Compliance Page
links to standards and directives
OSHA Subpart O:

1910 Subpart O - Machinery and Machine Guarding
1910.211 - Definitions
1910.212 - General requirements for all machines
1910.213 - Woodworking machinery requirements
1910.215 - Abrasive wheel machinery
1910.216 - Mills and calenders in the rubber and plastics industries
1910.217 - Mechanical power presses
1910.217 App A - Mandatory requirements for certification/validation of safety systems for presence sensing device initiation of mechanical power presses
1910.217 App B - Nonmandatory guidelines for certification/validation of safety systems for presence sensing device initiation of mechanical power presses
1910.217 App C - Mandatory requirements for OSHA recognition of third-party validation organizations for the PSDI standard
1910.217 App D - Nonmandatory supplementary information
1910.218 - Forging machines
1910.219 - Mechanical power-transmission apparatus
OSHA Machine Guarding Standard interpretations

1910.217(g) Point of Operation Injury Reports 8/94 - 12/00
FR, Vol. 39 No. 233 (1974, December 3). Final Rule. Chart of injury reports from 8/94 - 12/00. A chart summarizing "point of operation" injuries from mechanical power presses.
Potential Hazards Associated with the Use of Replacement Materials for Machine Guarding
US Dept of Labor Hazard Information Bulletin - 14K PDF. Replacement machine guard must meet or exceed the manufacturer's original design specifications.
Preventing Farm Machine Hazards
Ohio State University Extension, Agricultural Engineering Fact Sheet. Hhazards associated with farm machinery and the importance of guarding.
Safeguarding Equipment and Protecting Workers from Amputations
OSHA Publication 3170 (2001) 1186K PDF. This publication is a generic, non-exhaustive overview of standards-related topics that provides information to help identify and manage common amputation hazards associated with operating and using stationary equipment.
Sample machine guarding checklist
from Oklahoma State University EHS (PDF)
Woodworking Machinery
DOE OSH Technical Reference. Includes information on safety for woodworking machinery.



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