Machinery and industrial equipment can expose workers who operate and maintain them, to hazards like rotating and moving parts, hazardous stored energy, confined spaces, loud noise, slips, trips, and falls, sprains and strains, flying debris, and electricity.

Before workers operate any type of machinery or equipment, the employer must:

  • Conduct a hazard assessment
  • Develop and implement an Accident Prevention Program (APP) and, when applicable, a lockout/tagout program (LOTO)
  • Provide training to workers on safe operation of machinery and equipment, including LOTO work practices
  • Provide required Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) (at no cost)

Requirements VIDEOS, TRAINING, AND PREVENTION