Question:  I have several old pieces of machinery in my shop that did not come with guards when they were purchased. Do the machine guarding orders still apply?

Answer:  Yes, the safety orders for machine guarding apply to all machinery and moving parts in your facility or on your job site. Some exceptions exist, but these are typically for moving parts that employees would not reasonably be able to come in contact with during their normal course of work.

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