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New MSHA compliance resource covers machine guarding

October 10, 2012

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Arlington, VA – The Mine Safety and Health Administration on Oct. 4 introduced a new resource (.pdf file) that aims to help workers with machine guarding compliance.

The guide includes examples of proper guarding and compliance information for specific types of equipment. It is a follow-up to MSHA’s 2010 compliance guide for conveyer belts.

According to MSHA, guards that are missing, in the wrong position, heavy or otherwise difficult to handle may lead to injuries. Guarding-related citations and orders are down almost 40 percent from 2010, an MSHA press release stated.

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