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Late last year the CSST initiated an aggressive campaign to ensure that manufacturing facility adheres to their guide lines with respect to mechanical devices and or equipment used in the work place.
Jbl Machinetech has been instrumental with many of our clients in adapting their work equipment and machinery supports the CSST requirements.
Whether a custom fabricated device is in order or a pre manufacture device that are readily available, call us now to have peace of mind. Fines and costs can be avoided with a preliminary plan of action, which we can prepare for your individual needs.
CSST Guarding Requirements:
The prevention of mechanical hazards and methods for eliminating hazards at source or for reducing them, as well as ways to protect against them by using fixed guards. The risk reduction or distance protection principles are presented in general and are appropriate for the majority of machines. For some machines (for example, conveyors, metal presses, drills, rubber machines, etc.), before applying the generic solutions proposed, one should consult Québec regulations, standards relating to these machines (ISO, CSA, ANSI, etc.) or the technical guides published by the CSST (such as the guide Sécurité des convoyeurs à courroie), or by other organizations (ASP, INRS, IRSST, etc.), which can provide details on how to ensure the safety of these machines. This guide is not an exhaustive collection of solutions, but it covers some of the currently known protection principles. For more information on machine safety, refer to the Web site: www.centredoc.csst.qc.ca.
When machine-related mechanical hazards cannot be eliminated through inherently safe design, they must then be reduced to an acceptable level, or the hazards that cause them must be isolated from the workers by guards that allow the minimum safety distances to be respected.
Most of the risks related to mechanical hazards can be reduced to acceptable by applying a risk reduction strategy. If this is impossible, the hazards must be isolated from people by guards that maintain a safety distance between the danger zone and the people, with the main result being to reduce access to the danger zone.
The main factors to be taken into consideration so that guards are effective are: the accessibility to the danger zone by the different parts of the human body; the anthropometric dimensions of the different parts of the human body; the dimensions of the danger zones as well as their position in space and in relation to the ground or the working platform.