When designing safety guarding, it is essential to ensure that openings, such as mesh for machine visibility, are not large enough to allow access to the hazards contained. It is also crucial that the guarding is installed at a safe distance from the hazard.
Belt Conveyor Guarding has developed a Safety Gauge that is essential for the design, installation, and inspection of guarding systems. The Safety Gauge ensures that the openings adhere to all appropriate machine guarding safety standards. These include the prevention of being able to reach the hazard either through, over, under, or around the guarding.
In order to ensure that any opening isn’t large enough to allow access to the hazards contained, the guarding must comply with North American Standards, including:
OSHA 1910 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for Machinery and Machine Guarding
ANSI B11 (American National Standard Institute) safety series for Machine Safety
CSA Z432 (Canadian Standards Association) for Safeguarding of Machinery
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