Do your employees understand the fundamental machine safety rules? Here are 10 rules supervisors can present at their next machine safety meeting.
1. Never remove or try to defeat machine safeguards.
2. Don’t create new hazards, such as allowing objects to fall into the moving parts or by creating a new pinch point.
3. Report problems with machine safeguards to your supervisor immediately.
4. Never leave machines unattended with parts still moving. Remember that parts may still be moving after the machine has been turned off.
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5. Remove guards only when the machine has been locked out and tagged out.
6. If possible, lubricate machine parts without removing the safeguard; otherwise, turn the machine off and lock it out before lubricating.
7. Operate equipment only when guards are in place and properly adjusted.
8. Do not use unauthorized or damaged guards.
9. Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, or long hair around machines—these increase the risk of being caught in the machinery.
10. Ask your supervisor if you have any questions about a machine safety or how to work with machine guards safely.
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Training for Consistent Compliance
Of course, one of the best ways to avoid machine accidents—or any other safety incidents—is to have a well-trained workforce.
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Each lesson also includes completion certificates, sign-in sheets, evaluation forms, and training records. In short, it contains everything you need to motivate, reinforce, retain, and transfer new knowledge—and document that you did so.
Safety Training Presentation topics covered include:
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Of course, training needs change as OSHA introduces new requirements or as new work practices and technologies bring new hazards. To cover this, you receive a new CD every 90 days you’re in the program, each containing five additional or updated topics.
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