Machine Guarding Checklist

Use the Machine Guarding Checklist to inspect the safety measures of machine guards with training and evaluation of mechanical and non-mechanical hazards.

Machine Guarding Checklist



Evaluation Of Non-Mechanical Hazards

1. Are noise measurements taken when necessary?


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2. Have chemical substances used in operation been evaluated?


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3. Are electrical cords and connectors in good condition?


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4. Is personal protective equipment (PPE) available when necessary?


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5. Is the operator dressed safely for the job?


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Training

1. Have workers been trained in the recognition of machine hazards and the use of safeguards?


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2. Has lockout/tagout training been provided where necessary?


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3. Has electrical safety-related work practices training been provided where necessary?


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4. Has PPE training been provided where necessary?


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General Requirements For Machines And Machine Guarding

1. Do machine guards prevent workers' fingers, hands, arms, and other body parts from making contact with moving parts?


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2. Are guards firmly secured and not easily removable?


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3. Do guards permit the safe operation of the machine and not create additional hazards?


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4. Are machine controls and emergency stops within easy reach of the operator?


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5. Is there a procedure established to ensure the machine is shut down before guards are removed?


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Guarding Of Mechanical Hazards

1. Are point-of-operation guards provided and in place?


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2. Are gears, sprockets, pulleys, and flywheels guarded?


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3. Are belts and chain drives guarded?


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4. Are exposed set screws, keyways, collars, and similar components guarded?


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5. Are guards provided for any other hazardous moving part of the machine?


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