Machine Guarding Checklist

Having safety guards on all equipment is a requirement of OSHA’s machine guarding guidelines. To ensure that these control measures work as intended, it’s important to perform routine inspections and maintenance. We have two machine safeguarding checklists in our library.

The first (“basic safety”) reviews the safety of the machine guarding and how workers interact with it. It covers five main areas of machine protection:

  • General requirements
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Electrical hazards
  • Training
  • Maintenance

The second checklist (“engineering controls”) looks more at machine safeguarding more from the engineering perspective. It prompts you to consider how the design and engineering of the guards impacts worker safety.

Once you fill out the form on this page, you’ll get instant access to both machine safeguarding checklists, along with all the other templates in our library. As you fill out the forms, consider what improvements you can make to ensure the continued safety of all the equipment at your site.

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