Machine guarding is a crucial part of OSHA compliance procedures. Companies that utilize moving equipment or machinery are at a higher risk of injury and legal action if they do not follow safety guidelines.
At RPF Environmental, we offer comprehensive evaluations and instructions for OSHA compliance and machine guarding safety so you can be assured that your business is operating safely. Our team of expert technicians is ready to help you reach total compliance efficiently and effectively, and with a track record of success, we have the expertise you need to succeed.
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Machine Guarding and Safety
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for issuing guidelines and restrictions to protect workers through machine safety guarding. Industries that rely on heavy machinery and moving machine parts are hazardous for workers, which is why OSHA has established strict requirements and safety guidelines.
Workers in these industries are at a higher risk of severe workplace injuries, including:
- Crushed appendages
- Broken bones
One minor issue with a machine could result in permanent and debilitating injuries that may destroy a person’s life and ability to find other work. It could also open up the opportunity for litigation against the company if it were discovered that they did not comply with OSHA. This is how crucial guarding machines is when it comes to your company’s reputation.