Machine guarding is important to remember to eliminate or control potential hazards. Machine parts have the potential to cause several workplace injuries including crushed hands. Worked in the Toyota SA production plant, this was very important to know where to walk, to move and not to be as machines were robotic and dangerous if one get stuck in the movement of this machine. Below are sample pictures of close / guarded machines.
PPE is equipment that will protect workers against health or safety risks on the job. The purpose is to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective to reduce these risks to acceptable levels.