Free Machine Guarding Courses

Training for High-Hazard Industry Workers and Employers

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

This training is brought to you through the Susan Harwood Training Grant, which provides under-served, low-literacy, high-hazard workers and employers with free training on workplace safety and health hazards, responsibilities, and rights. NIU is proud to receive this grant and provide you with these classes.

As part of the grant program, NIU offers two, four, or six hours of machinery and machine guarding training for free.

The online courses are fully interactive and the use of a device with internet access, webcam and audio is required.

All courses will cover the same material focusing on lockout/tagout, punch presses, lathes, shears, circular saws and milling machines. The length of the class represents the depth of material it will cover, however topics are the same for 2-hour and 4-hour classes.

Training topics include the following:

  • Operating stationary equipment
  • Guarding point of operation
  • Amputation prevention
  • Control circuit systems
  • Other general industry machine hazards

Virtual Live Classes - Two hour

  • May 10, 2021
  • May 21, 2021
  • May 28, 2021
  • June 4, 2021
  • June 14, 2021
  • June 22, 2021
  • July 16, 2021

Register here for 2 or 4 hour FREE ONLINE Classes

Virtual Live Classes - Four hour

  • May 14, 2021
  • May 27, 2021
  • June 11, 2021
  • June 25, 2021
  • July 9, 2021
  • July 23, 2021
OSHA Training Institute Education Centers®

Contact Us

National Safety Education Center
148 N. 3rd St
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-6902
815-753-4203 (fax)
nsec@niu.edu

For questions regarding payment for courses, call 800-656-5317

For questions on submitting 10-hour and 30-hour card requests or replacement cards, call 815-753-6904

2020 Course Catalog (PDF)


Request New 10-Hour or 30-Hour Cards

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