Machine Guarding – Canada


Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. Employees who successfully complete this course will learn to define machine guarding, locate fundamental machine areas, machine hazards, the types of machine guards, and the types of machine devices. This course is intended for employees in Canada who, during their regular work duties, are required to work with or around machines equipped with guarded machinery, and can assist employers in meeting machine guarding requirements under provincial, territorial and federal OHS programs. This course is presented in English and French Canadian.