- August 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Topic OSHA’s Machine Guarding Regulations-Interpretations and Amputation Prevention
OSHA has had a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on amputation prevention since 2002. A short presentation is planned on Fuss & O’Neill’s experience with this in our region. It will touch on how to interpret some of those general OSHA guarding requirements in Subpart O. For instance, how far does 1910.212(a)(1) really go? What is OSHA looking for to “protect the operator and other employees in the machine area from hazards…?” Specific to the point of operation “that exposes an employee to injury”, what does OSHA mean when it says “The guarding device shall be in conformity with any appropriate standards therefor, or, in the absence of applicable specific standards, shall be so designed and constructed as to prevent the operator from having any part of his body in the danger zone during the operating cycle”? This will be a technically based discussion with plenty of information for the Safety Professional with Guarding issues.
Venue: Fuss & O'Neill