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					 Equipment Guarding Advisory
                                 REMEMBER!
  The machine guard must prevent hands, arms, or any other part of the employee's
                body from making contact with dangerous moving parts.
• Ensure guards are not easily tampered with.
• Check for possible falling objects which may strike moving parts of machine
• Ensure machine guard DOES NOT create a new hazard.
• Lockout machine if maintenance is required.
• If you are unsure – ASK YOUR SUPERVISOR!
There are a wide variety of mechanical motions and actions on machines, which may
present hazards to Your Company employees, contractors, visitors and the general
public. These can include movement of rotating members, reciprocating arms, moving
belts, meshing gears, cutting teeth, and any part that may impact or shear. This code
shall provide guidelines for safeguarding and recognizing mechanical hazards due to
dangerous moving parts. In conjunction with referenced legislation, clear and concise
direction drives the standards, which are to be viewed as the minimum requirements
identified by Your Company. All Guards designed for use with Your Company
equipment are designed based on the location of openings and the estimated reach
distance to the hazard being controlled in accordance to CSA Standard Z432-94,
Safeguarding of Machinery or the applicable ASME Standard.
                                      Kickback Device
• Any device that protects the operator from equipment throwing the work back
    towards the operator.
                                         Portable
• Hand-held operated.
                                           Shield
• An enclosure or barrier designed to protect employees from processes involving
    the possibility of disintegrating machine parts or parts being ground upon, pressed,
    or struck.
                                     Point of Operation
A point where work is performed on the material. Power transmission components
Parts of the mechanical system that transmits energy to the part of a machine
performing the work.
    Equipment Guarding Advisory
                                 REMEMBER!
       It is the employee’s/contractors responsibility to:
•   Use and wear properly the appropriate personal protective equipment as
    required in accordance with the training and instruction received.
•   Inspect personal protective equipment before using it, and
•    Not use personal protective equipment that is unable to perform the function
    for which it is designed.
•   Be responsive, through adequate training, to minimize the risk of exposure to
    potential work environments, which may be prone to injury due to failure of
    equipment guarding.
                    The supervisor’s responsibility to:
•   Ensure that workers use and wear properly the appropriate personal protective
    equipment as required in accordance with the training and instruction received.
•   Ensure appropriate PPE as required in this code is readily available for all
    employees, contractors, visitors within Your Company areas of operation or active
    worksites.
•   Immediately correct any violations or infractions of this code, which have been
    brought to the attention of the supervisor, which did or could result in an incident
    or injury to the worker, employees, contractors, or general public within the area.
•   Provide in accordance with Your Company programs any corrective action or
    discipline required ensuring compliance with this code and document said action
    appropriately.
                   The management responsibility to:
•   Ensure compliance with this code, by all levels of the company including
    contractors, visitors and the general public within Your Company areas of
    operation or active worksites.
•   Adequate training and monitoring for compliance is established through the use of
    the Health, Safety and Environment team.
    Machine Guard Requirements
The four general types of guards which may be seen in the workplace are:
Fixed
a). the guard is a permanent part of the machine
b). Is not dependent upon moving parts to perform its intended function.
Interlocked
a). When they are opened or removed, automatically shuts off or disengages the
machine.
Adjustable
a). Allow flexibility in accommodating various sizes of stock.
Self Adjusting
a). protect the operator by placing a barrier between the danger area and the
operator
b). allow a large enough opening to admit stock
c). After the stock is removed, the guard returns to its rest position.
    "CAUTION. BE SURE THAT GUARD IS IN PLACE BEFORE USE,"
      Equipment guarding shall protect employees,
      contractors, visitors, and the general public by
         ensuring that the following is achieved.
•    Prevent contact of the employee with moving parts
•     If required in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, shall be
     secured to the machine
•    Prevent and protect equipment and personnel from falling objects
•    Through the use of JSA’s, FLRA’s ensure that the guard does not create new
     hazards
•    Ensure that the guard does not interfere with job performance
•    Allow for safe lubrication and maintenance as required of the machine.
•    Required safeguards shall remain in place and un-tampered with.
•    In conjunction with Your Company Standard Operating Procedures, Your
     Company shall provide required checklists to ensure equipment guarding
     applications are achieved.
      Machinery Maintenance
1.
       Repair/Signs/Training
       Where reasonably practicable, machine design shall permit lubrication
       and adjustment without removal of guards.
2.     If machine guards must be removed, the maintenance and repair shall
       ensure the lockout procedure required in accordance with the
       Hazardous Energy Isolation code is adhered to.
3.     Your Company shall ensure that if required for any mechanical power
       presses, safety blocks are used as an additional safeguard in
       conjunction with any lockout procedures being used.
4.     Equipment blade changes or adjustments shall be performed only
       when the power source has been disconnected to comply with the
       lockout, tagout codes.
5.     Equipment in which guards cannot be installed shall be removed from
       service. This includes older equipment which never had factory-
       installed guards.
6.     All bearings shall be lubricated and any debris removed from surfaces
       to prevent fires.
7.     All adjustments shall be made by an employee / contractor who are
       trained and knowledgeable about the particular piece of equipment
       being adjusted.

                   Label, Signs, and Marking Requirements
1.     Your Company shall ensure that equipment labels for guarding are
       legible and adequately fixed to ensure employees, contractors, visitors,
       and general public are aware of the hazards of the equipment.

                  TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND MATERIALS
1.     Your Company shall provide site specific training for equipment in
       conjunction with JSA’s and Task Hazard
2.     Analysis which includes but is not limited to:
•    discussion on where hazards occur,
•    machine guarding requirements,
•    machinery maintenance and repair requirements,
•    Label, signs, and marking requirements for machines with hazardous
     moving parts.
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