Machine Guarding 29 CFR 1910 – Subpart O

OSHA estimates that over 800 fatalities and 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, and abrasions occur each year among employees who operate and maintain machinery. One of the most severe and disabling sorts of occupational injuries is amputation, which frequently leaves a person permanently disabled. OSHA’s General Industry Machinery and Machine Guarding 1910 Subpart O prescribes measures to be taken at workplace for the safe operation, servicing and maintenance of machinery and equipment.

Goals of the Course

The goal of this course is to provide workers and employers the valuable direction as per the standard about design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of the safeguarding used to protect employees and to eliminate or prevent machine hazards.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.

HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.

Audience Specified

Although all employees and employers involved in construction, repair or alteration tasks can take
this course but it is primarily made to train following three categories of workers:
a) safety directors
b) forepersons
c) field supervisors

Learning Outcome:

At the completion of this course, students will be able to understand:

  1. Three basic types of hazardous mechanical motions and actions, which are
  • hazardous motions
  • points of operation
  • pinch points and shear points

      2. Methods of safeguarding including

  • guards
  • devices
  • automated feeding and ejection mechanisms
  • machine location or distance
  • miscellaneous aids

Training Modules:

Module 1


Module 2

General Requirements for All Machines

Module 3

Woodworking Machinery Requirements

Module 4

Cooperage Machinery

Module 5

Abrasive Wheel Machinery

Module 6

Mills and Calenders in the Rubber and Plastics Industries

Module 7

Mechanical Power Presses

Module 8

Forging Machines

Module 9

Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus

Quiz and Exam Information

Module Quiz

You are provided with a 10 question module quiz at the end of each module. You need to pass all quizzes to qualify for final paper.

Examinable Features

Completion time

A student has 6 months from the date of course enrollment to complete the 30-hour General Construction Course. After six months, their account expires, and it is a prerequisite to purchase the course once more.

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