IASHEP Certified Machine Guarding Specialist (CMGS)

Professional Credential: Certified Machine Guarding Specialist (CMGS)

(Note: Refresher certification is required every three years to maintain professional credential.)

Our Machine Guarding Technician certification covers:

Machine Safeguarding
Narrative Explanation of the Machine Guarding Standards
Machine Guarding Standards
And much more

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.

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 utilized protective guards and devices and implement inspection procedures to ensure compliance.


This course will be valuable for:

Machine Operators & Maintenance Personnel
Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals,
Safety & Health Committee Members
Government Inspectors
General Industry and Construction Personnel
Manufacturing Managers & Supervisors
Training Managers
Industrial Hygienists

Environmental Professionals


Students completing the course must take a proctored final exam.  A score of 80% on the final exam is necessary to receive your personalized certificate of completion. The student gets three (3) attempts to pass the course..

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 8 hours. You have up to 90 days to complete the course.