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Working Safely with Machinery

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Protect yourself against the hazards associated with workplace machines and equipment. In this course, you will learn about common machine and equipment hazards, risk management and safeguarding measures, and pre- and post-operational safety inspections.

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  1. Machine and Equipment Hazards
  2. Methods of Machine Guarding
  3. Pre- and Post-Operation Safety Checks

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Machine and Equipment Hazards

Working Safely with Machinery Course - Lesson Excerpt

LESSON 1 Machine and Equipment Hazards This lesson will discuss common hazards and risks associated with machinery and equipment at work.

Welcome! This course will guide you in reducing the risks and preventing accidents associated with working with or around powered equipment and machinery.

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Let's start our discussion about our most valuable asset... ...YOU! On the next few slides, you will be asked about your experience in operating machines and equipment. Please answer the questions honestly, as this will help us in assessing the factors that may affect your ability to do your job. Rest assured that all answers are confidential.

What are the hazards and risks of working with machinery?

GUESS THE HAZARD You woke up with a message from your supervisor regarding a point of operation accident in the manufacturing plant you are currently working at. Which of the following may have caused the accident?

Confined fluids, gas, or fumes


Chips and flying splinters


Excessive noise

Methods of Machine Guarding

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LESSON 2 Methods of Machine Guarding In this lesson, the following will be discussed: Risk Control of General Hazards Basics of Machine Guarding

Welcome back! From Lesson 1, you have learned about the possible hazards and risks associated with working with or around machines and equipment.

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⚠️ Risk Control of Hazards There are some cases when exposure to workplace hazards cannot be avoided through better-designed machinery and equipment. In these situations, **risk controls **must be applied to reduce the chances of these hazards causing damage or harm.

Safety Light Curtain Emits light beams over a chosen area which, if interrupted by an individual or object, elicits a safety response such as an alarm or a physical barrier.

Safety Controller A single safety controller can be connected to multiple machines. This allows workers to shut machines down with a single push of a button in emergency situations.

Indicator Lights Compact and highly visible, indicator lights can be placed almost anywhere in the manufacturing plant. They are used to indicate the safety and operation statuses of machines.

Pre- and Post-Operation Safety Checks

Working Safely with Machinery Course - Lesson Excerpt

LESSON 3 Pre- and Post-Operation Safety Checks Now, we will talk about your responsibilities to ensure your own safety before and after operating a machine or equipment. The following will be discussed: Roles and Responsibilities Machine and Equipment Inspection

Welcome back! You have learned in Lesson 2 the safeguarding methods that we are practicing to keep you protected from machine- and equipment-related hazards.

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Pre-Operation Safety Checks Before operating any machine or equipment, make sure that you... have the proper training in operating the said machinery, implement the knowledge learned from safety training, conduct a visual check on the machine before turning it on, inspect the machine guards if they are properly placed, wear the appropriate PPE, and notify your supervisor for machine parts that needs to be replaces, including its safeguards. By recognizing and fulfilling these responsibilities, we can continue working in a safe environment that allows us to thrive.

Let's retrace our steps Can you still remember our survey question in Lesson 1? Suppose that you are again in the situation where you can't find the correct PPE for a quick task to finish up your work for the day, what should you do?

When should you inspect the machine or equipment that you have been assigned to operate? Select all that apply

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