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Machine Guarding Definitions:
Point of Operation


Point-of-Operation.

That area on a machine where material is positioned for processing or change by the machine,1 where work is actually being performed on the material.2


Other Machine Guarding Definitions


  1. National Safety Council, Accident Prevention Manual for
    Industrial Operations
    , 7th Edition, 1974.
  2. National Safety Council, Accident Prevention Manual for Business &
    Industrial Operations
    , 12th Edition, 2001.
  3. 29 CFR 1928, 1928.57 – Guarding of Farm Field Equipment,
    Farmstead Equipment, and Cotton Gins.

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Also search "machine guarding" at http://www.osha.gov/ to include http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/machineguarding/standards.html.


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