For 50 years, we have been educating organizations, throughout the world on health and safety topics and machine safeguarding.

According to safety standards, when a machine creates a hazard to operators and other employees in the machine area, it must be safeguarded. Rockford Systems offers a machine safeguarding seminar to teach people in positions of responsibility how to safeguard the point of operation and other machine hazards to meet these safety standards. This 2½-day seminar explains how to interpret the performance language of both OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) B11-series safety standards. Specific machine safeguarding situations are also discussed. Another section of the machine safeguarding seminar provides basic safeguarding guidelines for other metalworking machines using the ANSI B11-series safety standards. Seminars combine classroom discussion with demonstrations of machines under power. Hands-on experience with these machines and visual aids, including slides and videos, are also used. These teaching methods enable the participants to interpret the OSHA and ANSI standards as they relate to their specific machine applications and production requirements. This course is taught by Mr. Matthew Clutter, Director of Training, an industrial safeguarding expert with over 16 years of machine safeguarding experience. Mr. Clutter is also a speaker at various seminars sponsored by industrial associations. Through his teaching methods participants will learn to interpret the OSHA 29 CFR and ANSI B-11 standards as they relate to specific machine applications and production requirements.

Seminar Outline

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Introduction
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Risk Assessment
  • Machine Safeguarding
  • Assessment
  • Risk Reduction Considerations
  • Power Presses (Full Revolution, Part Revolution, Servo, Hydraulic, Metal Powder Compacting, Extrusion Presses, and Shop and Manual Presses)
  • Press brakes
  • Folding Machines
  • Shears
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Iron Workers
  • Metal Cutting and Turning (Drills, Mills, lathes, Grinders,
  • Saws, Gear Cutting + CNC)
  • Staplers, Stakers & Welders
  • Coil Slitting/Cut to Length
  • Lines
  • Pipe and Tube Benders
  • Lasers
  • Conveyors
  • Robots and CoBots
  • ANSI B11.2 Hydraulic Power Presses
  • ANSI B11.3 Power Press Brakes
  • ANSI B11.4 Shears
  • ANSI B11.5 Iron Workers
  • ANSI B11.6 Lathes (Manually Operated)
  • ANSI B11.7 Cold Headers and Cold Formers
  • ANSI B11.8 Drilling, Milling, and Boring Machines
  • ANSI B11.9 Grinding Machines
  • ANSI B11.10 Metal Sawing Machines
  • ANSI B11.11 Gear Cutting Machines
  • ANSI B11.12 Roll Forming and Roll Bending Machines
  • ANSI B11.13 Automatic Screw/Bar and Chucking Machines
  • ANSI B11.14 Coil Slitting Machines/Systems Withdrawn—See ANSI B11.18
  • ANSI B11.15 Pipe, Tube, and Shape Bending Machines
  • ANSI B11.16 Metal Powder Compacting Presses
  • ANSI B11.17 Horizontal Hydraulic Extrusion Presses
  • ANSI B11.18 Coil Processing Systems (Slitting and Blanking)
  • ANSI B11.19 Safeguarding Methods and Risk-Reduction Measures (NEW)
  • ANSI B11.20 Integrated Manufacturing (Cells)
  • ANSI B11.21 Machine Tools Using Laser Processing (Cutting)
  • ANSI B11.22 CNC Turning Centers and Lathes
  • ANSI B11.23 Machining Centers—CNC Mills, Drills, Boring
  • ANSI B11.24 Transfer Machines
  • ANSI B11.25 Large Machines
  • ANSI B11.26 Machine Control Systems
  • ANSI B11.27 Electrical Discharge (EDM) Machines ANSI/SPI B151.1 Horizontal (Plastic) Injection Molding Machines
  • ANSI B152.1 Hydraulic Die Casting Presses
  • ANSI/RIA R15.06–1999 & 2012 Robots and Large Work Envelopes
  • OSHA 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout/Tagout
Each person attending this seminar receives a variety of information regarding machine safeguarding including:
  • Folding Aluminum OSHA Guard-Opening Scale
  • OSHA Grinder Gauge 1/8″ (Work Rest) – 1/4″ (Tongue Guard/Spark Arrestor)
  • Four laminated function-testing checklists for safeguarding

The Rockford Systems Training Center is equipped with several types of risk reduction so that attendees can see how different safeguards can be applied and used.

Our instructors are well-qualified, having many years of exposure heath and safety environments and to the machine tool industry. Their experience comes from working in the field with plant engineers, safety directors, and plant managers.

All training courses are held at our Rockford, Illinois, training center, which is located 70 miles northwest of Chicago O’Hare Airport.

Rockford Systems LLC
5795 Logistics Parkway
Rockford, IL 60119


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