Machine Guarding Specialist (MGS)

Machine Guarding Specialist (MGS): $395.00

Our Machine Guarding Specialist Certification covers:

  • Machine Safeguarding
  • Narrative Explanation of the Machine Guarding Standards
  • Machine Guarding Standards
  • Inspections


Machine Guarding Specialist (MGS)

Course Objectives:

There seem to be as many hazards created by moving machine parts as there are types of machines. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from needless and preventable injuries. Any machine part, function, or process which may cause injury must be safeguarded. Where the operation of a machine or accidental contact with it can injure the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazard must be controlled or eliminated.

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, but we find that the average completion time is approximately 16 hours. You have up to six months to complete the course.

Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to identify hazardous areas, motions and actions, understand methods of safeguarding, understand and correctly utilize protective guards and devices and implement inspection procedures to ensure compliance.

Online Exams:

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


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.