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Machine Guarding
Presses

Barrier Guards are appropriate safeguards for full revolution and part revolution mechanical power presses. They are designed to keep the operator's hands and arms from entering the "danger zone" as prescribed by the particular machine. Barrier guards are usually the first point-of-operation safeguard considered for machines.

Barrier Guard Regulations
Fixed Barrier Guard on a Power Press
Fixed barrier guard on a power press
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  • Barrier guards on power presses must prevent the entry of hands or fingers into the point of operation by reaching through, over, under or around the guard. [29 CFR 1910.217(c)(2)(i)(a)]
  • The barrier guard must offer maximum visibility of the point of operation consistent with the other requirements. [29 CFR 1910.217(c)(2)(i)(f)]


Barrier Guard Types
Die enclosure guard

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