Machine Guarding Specialist (MGS)

Machine guarding requirements can seem overwhelming with an entire subpart of OSHA CFR 1910 devoted to this topic. This course will equip you to protect your employees from moving machinery and to properly apply the OSHA Machine Guarding requirements. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety. You have up to six months to complete the course.
$395.00 $345.00

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  • 13:00 hours / 1.3 CEUs

Machine Guarding Specialist (MGS) Course Details:

In industrial work environments, there is a wide range of machines in use with moving parts. When not properly guarded, these machines can pose many hazards to workers. Employing the proper safeguards is essential for ensuring employees are protected from preventable injuries due to machinery.

With a Machine Guarding Specialist training course from The National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP), you gain the skills and knowledge needed to safeguard machinery and prevent workplace accidents.

MGS Course Overview

Our machine guarding course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of OSHA’s safety requirements and how to apply them in a work environment. Students will learn about any machine parts, functions or processes that may be hazardous and the proper safeguards that must be put in place.

This course will emphasize the importance of complying with OSHA regulations and train students to do the following:

  • Understand the various types of movements each machine makes to prevent injury
  • Differentiate between guards and devices to determine which is best for their purpose
  • Identify potential hazards and work to enact safeguards quickly and efficiently

Upon completing the coursework for this OSHA machine guarding training, students will be required to take an online test to demonstrate their new knowledge. You’ll have two attempts to pass this exam with a score of 80% or better to earn your specialist designation and certificate.

Our NASP MGS course takes approximately 13 hours to complete, depending on your previous experience with the subject matter. Students have six months to finish this course, so they can work at their own pace. NASP is accredited by IACET to provide 1.3 continuing education units (CEUs) for ongoing learning to students who complete this course. Your earned CEUs will be included on your final certificate.

  • Online Exams

    The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive a certificate. You have two opportunities to pass the exam.

  • Recertification

    To maintain your Machine Guarding Specialist certificate, you’ll be required to take a refresher course and exam every three years. These recertification procedures will ensure you know the latest OSHA standards and machine guarding practices. The cost to recertify is $150.

  • Non-discrimination Policy

    NASP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination.

  • Proprietary Interest Disclosure

    The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.

Become a Machine Guarding Specialist

With NASP, you can complete your machine guarding training online to become a specialist. We’ve designed our online courses to be engaging and accessible, so you can work towards your certification anywhere and anytime you see fit.

Enrolling in our MGS training is easy — just add this course to your cart and complete your purchase through our Gnosis learning system. You’ll have immediate access to your coursework, so you can get started right away. This thorough online course is $395 for general NASP members and $345 for students with premium memberships.

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