ANSI and CSA Guard Safety Scale
When a barrier guard is used for safeguarding on a machine, it must be designed, constructed, applied, and adjusted so that people cannot reach over, under, around, or through the barrier guard and reach the hazard.
However, the panels inside the framework of most barrier guards have openings in them because they are made out of materials such aswire mesh, expanded metal, rods, or hairpins. And these openings may or may not be adjustable.
In any case, when barrier guards have openings in them, the openings must be checked for safety compliance. In North America, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standards are used for reference when determining maximum guard openings and minimum mounting distances of barrier guards so that body parts such as hands and fingers cannot reach the hazard area.
This guard safety scale can be used to check the openings for compliance with these standards. The gold-colored, folding scale has English units on one side and metric units on the other. It is made out of anodized aluminum and has easy-to-read text and graphics that will not rub or scratch off. It can be used during the design, installation, and inspection of barrier guards to make sure they comply with applicable machine safety standards.
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