Machine Guarding (B11)


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Machinery presents many potential risks and hazards. The ANSI B11 standards provide a framework to identify and address machinery safety hazards and implement machine guarding through task-based risk assessment.

What Are Machine Guarding Standards

The various machine guarding standards in the ANSI B11 series address how to safeguard new, existing, modified or rebuilt power and manual-driven machines that are used to process materials and the associated equipment used to transfer material or tooling. In addition, these standards offer general, performance and safety requirements for integrated manufacturing systems.

B11Why Use Machine Guarding Standards

Manufacturers, design engineers, employers, maintenance personnel and safety professionals use the B11 series of standards to eliminate or mitigate the risk of injuries to personnel who operate or maintain a wide array of machinery in various industrial settings.

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