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As manufacturing processes become more automated, machine guarding takes on critical importance.

As manufacturing processes become more automated, machine guarding takes on critical importance.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires one or more methods of machine guarding to protect work-ers from hazards such as rotating parts, nip points, or flying chips and sparks. Examples of guards include barriers, two-hand tripping

devices, and electronic safety devices. Fortunately, companies have a lot of equipment to choose from, whether it be a light curtain, a mechanical guard, pressure-sensitive mat, or some sort of safety switch. The following products are just some of the newest safeguarding devices now on the market.

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