Machine Safety

Worker locking out and tagging machine

Animated 2-min. video ‘Safe Use of Machinery’ shows workers what to watch out for, and focuses on three important points: machine guarding, worker training and supervision, and the proper personal protective equipment. Crushed hands and arms, severed fingers, blindness – the list of possible machine-related injuries is as long as it is horrifying.
 
Employers, supervisors, workers, and joint health and safety committee members must work together to recognize, assess and control hazards.
 
Safe use of machinery is everyone’s responsibility. Work safe. Erase the Hazard.
 

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Resources and tools

 
Machine guarding gauge – Folding pocket size scale helps you assess hazardous openings and appropriate barrier size.
 
 
Machine safety videos include Mobile Machine Lockout, Lockout: Control of Energy Hazards, You’re Responsible Too, and Planned Workplace Inspection.

Training

Safe Use of Machinery – Forestry, and Paper, Printing and Converting sectors

JHSC Certification Part 2 Workplace-Specific Hazard Training
: Machine Safety – Paper, Printing and Converting Sector

Resources for JHSC Certification Training Part 2
 – Printing and Converting Sector includes hazard identification tools, employee discomfort and machine safety surveys, risk matrix, etc.

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