Course Summary
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4 days (31 hours)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 Industrial Safety


The course objective is to provide the skills and knowledge to recognize hazards of machinery and violations of machine guarding standards and to provide skills in order to recommend abatement.The Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards (OSHA #2045) course covers the various types of common machinery, machine safeguards, and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Guidance is provided on the hazards associated with various types of machinery and the determination of proper machine safeguards. Course topics include machinery processes, mechanical motions, points of operation, control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout), guarding of portable powered tools, and common OSHA machine guarding violations. Program highlights include the ability to recognize hazards and provide options for control and hazard abatement through machine safeguarding inspection workshops. Upon course completion students will have the ability to describe common machine hazards and sources of energy, identify resources for assisting with machine guarding issues, and determine methods of control and hazard abatement, and selection of appropriate machine safeguards.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize hazards of machinery, violations of machine guarding standards, and to provide skills in order to recommend abatement

General Course Topics:

  • General requirements for all machines
  • Woodworking machinery
  • Abrasive wheel machines
  • Mechanical power press
  • Mechanical power transmission apparatus
  • Special industries
  • Power tools and equipment
  • Lockout or tagout
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Classroom Exercise
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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