Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries. Any machine part, function or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact injures the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazards must be eliminated or controlled. (From OSHA – Machine Guarding).
Here at NMSU, our EH&S Team will perform inspections to ensure that all machines are properly guarded to ensure the protection of our employees. Please see the links below for additional information and a copy of our inspection checklist.