We'll train your employees how to properly guard a machine while improving your workplace safety.

Training Overview

Top Management, Supervisors and Workers have responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Regulation for Industrial Establishments (R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851).

Employers must:

  • Ensure appropriate guarding when a hazard exists from a exposed moving part that may endanger a worker it is required to be guarded by a guard or other device that prevents access to the moving part (Reg. 851, sec.24)

Supervisors must:

  • Take every reasonable precaution in the circumstances for the protection of workers [27(2)(c) of OHSA]
  • Ensure workers comply with the OHSA and its regulations [27(1)(a) of OHSA]
  • Ensure workers use any equipment, protective devices or clothing required by the employer [27(1)(b) of OHSA]
  • Advise workers of any potential or actual health and safety dangers [27(2)(a) of OHSA]

Workers must:

  • Participate in training including lockout and guarding [28(1)(a) of OHSA]
  • Follow lock-out and guarding procedures [28(1)(a) of OHSA]
  • Report machine hazards and other workplace hazards to their supervisor [28(1)(d) of OHSA]
  • Use or operate machinery in a safe manner [28(2)(b) of OHSA]

When is machine guarding required?

The following types of guards are required:

  • A safeguarding device that signals the apparatus to stop, or
  • A barrier guard that uses an interlocking mechanical or electrical safeguarding device

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