Machine Guarding

OSHA's regulations for machine guarding are fairly generic -- however, they are wide reaching.

Two of the most widely relevant regulations are found in OSHA 1910 Code of Federal Regulations...
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Safety Warning Labels

Even when appropriate design features and safety devices are incorporated into machinery, some residual risks may remain. Safety labels alert operators or other exposed people to these residual risks, instruct them on how to avoid the hazard, inform of the consequence of interaction with the hazard, and/or conveys the severity of the hazard.
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Lockout - Tagout

A large percentage of accidents occur because of failure to lockout/tagout the machinery during maintenance and servicing.

The failure to follow lockout/tagout regulations is one of the largest source of violations found by OSHA when investigating an accident.
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Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing, hard hats, goggles, or other gear designed to protect the wearer's body from injury by workplace hazards (such as electrical and mechanical hazards). Examples of PPE include...
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OSHA Regulations

In 1970, Congress passed the Occupational Health and Safety Act to "encourage employers and employees efforts to reduce the number of occupational safety and health hazards at their places of employment, and to stimulate employers and employees to institute new and to perfect existing programs for providing safe and healthful working conditions." (OSHA Act of 1970, Section 2 (b) (1)).

As part of that act, Congress established the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to enforce the worker safety regulations associated with this act. The Occupational Health and Safety Standards in the United States are defined in Title 29 of the Federal Regulations Part 1910.
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William S. Howard
President, Stability Technology, Inc.

(770) 331 - 2283