Course Description


This course is designed to help organizations in manufacturing and all general industry classification to obtain information that will allow them to identify machine guarding and tool safety and how they affect their employees and their work locations. Participants will learn how to identify machine guarding and tool safety and how to avoid the hazards by being proactive and less reactive with its safety programs and general industry operations. Participants will learn how to maintain and sustain machine guarding and tool safety hazard awareness and how to evaluate and re-evaluate all machine guarding and tool safety within the general industry guidelines.

Course Outline

  • Identify the scope, application and key definitions.
  • Recognize the hazards of machine guarding and tool safety in general industry.
  • Identify safe working conditions.
  • Learn about the machine guarding and tool safety standards.
  • Explain when to train, how to train and when to train and how often to train.
  • Discuss roles and responsibilities all general industry personnel.

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify, predict, decide and execute a machine guarding and tool safety plan.
  • Identify hazards related to machine guarding accidents in manufacturing and general industry.
  • Identify machine guarding and or tooling hazards in you place of employment.
  • Understand the rules, regulations and where to find more information.
  • Identify roles and responsibilities for management and staff as part of a machine guarding/tool safety program.
  • Understand and apply the requirements.
  • Execute a plan with regards to the safe working conditions, inspections, and training.


Harper College is a proud recipient of the OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant which provides FREE training and education for workers and employers in workplace safety and health hazards. Government employees are not eligible to participate due to grant regulations (Local/City/Municipality, County, State or Federal). The intended audience includes:

  • Supervisors and Managers
  • Employees and Workers
  • Unemployed Workers who intend to re-enter the workforce
  • New Businesses
  • Limited English Proficiency Workers
  • Low Literacy Workers
  • Young Workers
  • Temporary Workers
  • Minority and other hard-to-reach workers
  • Workers in high-hazard industries with high fatality rates
  • Government Employees who are responsible for occupational safety and health duties at their agencies

Disclaimer: This material was produced under grant number SH-37193-SH1 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

  • Courses will be highly interactive and taught by experienced safety professionals and Occupational Safety and Health Outreach Trainers.  
  • Participants will receive class materials, electronic badge and certificate for completing the full course.

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