The purpose of any guard is to prevent contact between the operator and any part of the machine or its by-products. Guards are barriers to other equipment hazards such as rotating belts, sparks or flying chips. They also protect the operator from contact with sharp edges when he is cutting or shaping metal or from blades when he is cutting wood. This tool will help you develop your own safety talk on machine guard safety and prevent any unnecessary accidents.
How to Use this Tool
Use this handout to support your own safety talk, and keep your employees in the know about this issue.