Machine Guard Safety

Review instructional videos on Machine Guard Safety and then proceed with the test below.

(Videos sourced from Safety Memo)

Please answer the following questions.

1. Any machine part, function or process which may cause injury must be


2. The major causes of machine accidents are poorly maintained machinery and poor


3. Adjustable guards provide a barrier which may be adjusted to facilitate a variety
of production operations.


4. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from needless and preventable
machinery related injuries.


5. Operators should receive training on how and why to use safeguards and how and
when safeguards can be removed and by whom.


6. Two major areas where mechanical hazards occur are Point of Operation and In-Running Nip Points.


7. Only specific moving parts that are identified by the manufacturer need to be


8. Properly designed holding tools may be used in place of machine safeguards.