Machine Guarding Program


CalOSHA code requires that any machine part, function, or process which may cause injury must be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact with it can injure the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazards must be either controlled or eliminated.  All physical machine guards must be appropriate for the hazard involved, secured in place, constructed of substantial material and have surfaces free of hazardous projections.

This program describes various types of physical guards, interlocks and safeguarding methods for facilities and research machinery / equipment. This program can assist you in identifying the hazardous parts of a machine, determining the need for safeguards, and obtaining or fabricating the necessary guards.

Application of, and adherence to, this program will ensure compliance with CalOSHA and other codes and regulations.


Machine Guarding Program

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