Enroll Here for Free Machine Guarding Courses

Training for High-Hazard Industry Workers and Employers

NSEC offers 2-6 hours of free machinery and machine guarding training for up to 350 workers and employers. This free opportunity is perfect for youth, under-served, low-literacy, and high-hazard workers.

Training topics include the following:

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

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.

Click the 2-hour or 4-hour category below and then select the day of the course you wish to enroll. If this is your first time here you will need to "Create a new account" before you can access the course. Classes fill up quickly so enroll early.