A Safety Shield and a Guard – What’s the Difference?

When it comes to safeguarding your machinery, you have two basic options: guards and safety shields. Great! So, what are they? How are they different? And how do you know that you’re using the right type of safety equipment in your shop? Let’s dive into what it takes to protect your most valuable assets –…
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Four Myths to Stop Believing About Machine Guarding

When it comes to machine guarding in the workplace, there are some pervasive myths that might be undermining your safety efforts. You may have heard these four commonly-believed myths, but in fact, they just won’t hold up when tested against current knowledge about safeguarding. Here are the four most common machine guarding myths along with…
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Machine Safety – One of OSHA’s Most-Cited Violations

OSHA’s list of the top ten most-cited violations for 2017 included machine safety as one of their top three. If you thought OSHA was going to brush this under the rug, cross their fingers, and hope that everyone would start doing better, well… Sorry, but you were wrong. Machine safety compliance has been a major…
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Machine Guarding

An Introduction to Machine Guarding Machine guarding can be physical barriers or devices that limit or eliminate people’s access to dangerous areas of a machine. An Example: An example of machine guarding is the cover around your portable fan at home.  Air is allowed to move through the steel mesh, but it also acts as…
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