Machine guarding is a type of safety equipment that helps protect individuals from being injured when operating machinery. It can include guards, covers, fences, and other physical barriers that physically separate the operator from the hazards associated with the machines they are using. OSHA, or The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is an agency within the US Department of Labor that sets and enforces safety standards for businesses. Machine guarding is essential for business owners in applicable industries because it ensures a safe environment for employees and OSHA compliance for the business.
Machine Guarding Applications
Machine guards are necessary in a variety of commercial and industrial settings, including chemical plants, steel mills, foundries, food processing facilities, and plastic production centers. Any workplace that uses motorized equipment requires machine guarding to comply with OSHA safety standards.
At Avon Lake Sheet Metal, we provide state-of-the-art machine guarding solutions that are tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. We take a comprehensive approach to ensure that your facility is fully compliant with OSHA regulations and standards for safe working conditions.
The Machine Guarding Installation Process
At Avon Lake Sheet Metal, we use the latest technology to install machine guards that will protect your equipment and production processes without slowing them down. Every facility and piece of machinery is different, so it’s essential to work with experienced professionals who can create custom-made guards for your specific situation. This way, you can be sure that you’re maximizing safety without sacrificing productivity.