Serving the members of the Southern Colorado ASSE Chapter

Machine guarding best practices

Looking for some information regarding machine guarding? Want to know what other companies are doing to protect their workers? The following items come to us from Garrett Wilkie at Honeywell.

“The issue was that some of the equipment guards in place were still not adequate to protect our employees. So some employees decided to take matters into their own hands and made new guards for the equipment. ” Garett Wilkie-Honeywell

This is the bench grinder before the new guards were installed.

The bench grinder after the guard was designed and installed


Disc sander without a guard installed

The disc sander after fabrication and installation of guard


One response

  1. It is nice to the the employees take the initiative and create guards that they felt would adequately protect them while using the equipment. If you ask me that is a strong safety culture and a testement to the EH&S staff efforts at this company.

    November 16, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s