Machine guards may not always make your job easier, but they will keep you safe and are a necessity of the workplace and industry. Designed to protect workers from dangerous moving parts, employers recommend that machine guards are used as intended without being tampered with or removed. Check out our recommendations for machine safeguarding basics. Contact Harbor America with any questions.
Thousands of workers each year suffer injuries that could have been avoided with proper machine safeguarding. Safeguards must be in place to prevent a worker’s body from making contact with dangerous moving parts. There are no workarounds; creating a workaround to avoid a safeguard defeats the purpose and can introduce new hazards to the work environment. Guards should be secured to the machine and made out of durable material to withstand normal use conditions.
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