Machine Guarding and Operator Safety

Machine operators who try to “cheat, defeat, or override” safety guards and practices put themselves at risk of injury and even death. This safety training course teaches the importance of using machine guarding and safety devices, as well as following safe handling practices. This course points out machine and equipment hazards. Operators must be protected from exposure to electrically energized parts and released pressure. Moving parts such as feed mechanisms, conveyors, belts, and chains, as well as flying debris, falling objects, and sparks are also hazardous. Viewers learn the importance of safe work practices such as training, staying focused, and using personal protective equipment (PPE). Watch this safety training course to learn how to work more safely with machinery.