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Shop Hazards

Unguarded Equipment

There are many types of machine guards designed to keep the employee away from the point of operation.  This includes fixed, adjustable, self-adjusting and interlocking guards.  But if the guards are missing or not set up properly, they do no good.

  • Know your equipment well enough to know when a guard is missing or damaged
  • Do not operate unguarded equipment
  • Report missing guards to your supervisor as soon as possible

Common unguarded equipment includes bench grinders, belts & pulleys and table saws.