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Machine Guarding for Mechanical Power Presses

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, presses are responsible for approximately three-fifths of all work related amputations and 49% of those are from mechanical power presses. With such high rates of injuries to workers, it is important to ensure a high understanding of mechanical power presses and how to safeguard those working with them.

This course provides a high level overview of how mechanical power presses work and how appropriate OSHA required safe guarding equipment and techniques can limit hazards for workers and those around press machinery.  At the completion of this course, the student should be able to understand machine guarding regulations, recognize hazards, identify possible solutions for machine guarding hazards, and understand how to report violations to your employer or OSHA as necessary.

Online OSHA: Machine Guarding for Mechanical Power Presses

This fully narrated course is broken up into 2 separate focus areas, with a knowledge check quiz at the end of each unit.  The quizzes will prepare you for the final, which you will take at the end of the course.

After passing the final with a score of 70% or better, you will be able to print a personalized certificate with your name, the course you passed, the date taken, certificate number, as well as our company information should anyone need to verify the authenticity of the certificate.

This course is about 30 minutes in length and is packed with photos, interactivity, useful attachments for related content, and a wealth of valuable information.

Topics Covered

  • Key definitions related to OSHA machine guarding requirements
  • Minimum OSHA requirements for general machine guarding
  • High level overview of mechanical power press use and operation
  • Essential components of mechanical power presses
  • Hazards related to power press operation
  • Overview of injury data related to power press operations
  • Injury reporting guidelines
  • Safety solutions for full and part revolution clutch mechanical power presses

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Our customized progress tracking software will automatically provide up to date information on where your employees are within a course.

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We believe that training should be delivered where and when the customer needs it. That’s why, in addition to standard computer access, our courses can also be taken on tablets and smart phones.


A well-designed and thought out course increases student engagement and retention. The quality of the content and delivery of our online training is second to none.


The owners of etraintoday.com have over 25 years of experience delivering high caliber training in the safety field, certifying many thousands of students.

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You don’t have to be a computer whiz to take our training! We’ve made enrollment and course access as easy as possible, so that you can quickly get to what’s important – the training.

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