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This guide mainly discusses the prevention of mechanical hazards. It describes methods for eliminating hazards at source or for reducing them, as well as ways to protect against them by using fixed guards.
The risk reduction or distance protection principles presented in the guide are general and are appropriate for the majority of machines. For some machines (for example, conveyors, metal presses, drills, rubber machines, etc.), before applying the generic solutions proposed in this guide, one should consult Québec regulations, standards relating to these machines (ISO, CSA, ANSI, etc.), or the technical guides published by the CSST (such as the guide Sécurité des convoyeurs à courroie), or by other organizations (ASP, INRS, IRSST, etc.), which can provide details on how to ensure the safety of these machines.
This guide is not an exhaustive collection of solutions, but it covers some of the currently known protection principles. For more information on machine safety, refer to the bibliography at the end of the document, or consult the Web site: www.centredoc.csst.qc.ca.