Safety Guarding

A Case Study Of Safety Guarding Using IMA Guard

The safety guarding of workers operating or cleaning machinery is a critical issue for all manufacturers — getting it wrong can lead to death or permanent injury and be costly to your business. Allowing unguarded and dangerous equipment is a hazard to your employees and can severely impact your business. Recent incidents in Illinois resulted in substantial fines to the prosecuted companies and no doubt resulted in higher insurance premiums and lost production, but most importantly left their employees permanently impacted by a lack of workplace safety risk management. Safety Guarding Protects Your Employees Installing WHS compliant machine guards made from aluminum profile is a cost-effective way to protect your personnel and even realize savings through reduced downtime. The following example is a brief case study of how we can assist you to retrofit a machine guard to your existing equipment - but keep in mind we also manufacture for OEM's to incorporate...

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Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding Features in Manufacturing Plants

Machine guarding is a safety feature on or around manufacturing or other engineering equipment consisting of a shield or device covering hazardous areas of a machine to prevent contact with body parts or to control hazards like chips or sparks from exiting the machine. Machine guarding provides a means to protect humans from injury while working nearby or while operating equipment. It is often the first line of defense to protect operators from injury while working on or around industrial machinery during normal operations. The importance of point machine guarding. Point guarding refers to guarding of moving parts on a machine that present a hazard to the machine operator or others who may come in contact with the hazard. OSHA 1910.212 requires these guards to be “affixed to the machine where possible.  Specifics for the type and construction of the guard are determined by the proximity of the guard to the...

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