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Safety Guard Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial safety guard manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source safety guard manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These safety guard companies can design, engineer and manufacture safety guards to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these safety guard manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of drill press safety guards, hydraulic press safety guards, or conveyor safety guards.

  • Riverside, CA 800-448-2737

    Protech Systems was founded in May 1978 in South Gate, California by Jim and Mike Stephens, with the goal of becoming the industry leader in manufacturing all types of machine tool guarding. Since then, PROTECH has experienced steady growth and industry respect as a result of offering economical and practical solutions to machine tool guarding and automation. Contact us today for more information!

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  • Bedford Park, IL 800-622-2214

    We do machine guards unlike anyone else! Our products are a perfect fit in many different applications such as military lockers, loss prevention cabinet, security cages and tool cribs as well as many others. We have been in business for over fifty years and we are dedicated to putting all of those years of experience to work for you! To receive more information on how to get started send our staff an email or call today to learn more!

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  • Mystic, CT 800-723-7015

    We do safety guards and we do them well! We are dedicated to using our forty years of experience in every business encounter in order to better serve you. We were established in 1970 with one goal in mind; to bring excellently designed, exceptional quality products to a worldwide customer base. To receive more information on our company and how to get started, get in touch with our customer service division today!

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  • Wolcottville, IN 844-520-7233

    Our team at PowerSafe Automation works to make working environments safer for our customers by providing superior turnkey machine guarding methods. Our line of products include machine enclosures, perimeter guards, power transmission safety covers, hazardous containment enclosures, and more. For details on how we can help your workplace, contact a PowerSafe Automation representative today!

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  • Mokena, IL 800-475-6946

    Whether you need quality safety products to prevent a potential problem or solve one that has already occurred, you’ve found the right company! As your safety partner, we offer a full line of solutions for machine guarding, fall protection, pedestrian traffic control, temporary and portable expandable barriers, as well as comprehensive equipment reviews and safety barrier assessments. Contact us today for more information!

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  • Rockford, IL 800-922-7533

    As a trusted adviser since 1971, Rockford Systems helps organizations interpret and apply complex OSHA regulations and ANSI machine safety standards for a broad array of industrial applications. We also provide complete Turnkey Machine Safeguarding Management Solutions, including machine safeguarding assessments, machine risk assessments, over 10,000 safeguarding products, expert installation services, training and technical support, and ongoing compliance validation.

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Safety Guards

Safety guards are physical barriers that are constructed around moving parts and potentially dangerous machinery. Designed to protect workers from any preventable injuries related with the operation of machinery, safety guards come in various forms. Many safety guards are specifically designed to meet the safety needs of a particular device or mechanism.

Safety guards can be made of various materials, including metals, plastics and wood. Which material is used depends on what machine the safety guard is protecting workers from. For example, machines that require the operator to have a clear line of sight with the product being machined, such as lathe guards, are usually a clear but sturdy plastic. Machine guard fencing  options do not need to be clear though, since they protect the whole machine while it is not in use. Common metals used include corrosion resistant but light weight and flexible metals such as aluminum or stainless steel. However, in environments where excessive amounts of chemicals are in contact with the guards, a more naturally corrosion resistant material like wood would be preferred. Machines that require safety guards include drill presses, lathes, milling machines and any other piece of machining equipment that involves cutting teeth, rotating parts, moving belts or meshing gears. Some of the injuries that can result from work with machinery include burns, broken bones, blindness, deep cuts and amputation.


OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is a government agency that has set specific standards concerning the institution and use of safety guards in industrial plants. In complying with OSHA regulations, manufacturers protect themselves from potentially expensive lawsuits. Regulations include the definition of four major machine guard categories as well as five guidelines that are a necessity in the purchase and application of a machine guard. Adjustable, self-adjusting, fixed and interlocked are the styles, referring mostly to how the guards relate to the machines. Self-adjusting guards are automatic and able to adjust on their own, while the regular adjusting machine guards must be moved by hand. Fixed guards are permanently attached to part of the machine while interlocked guards are connected electronically to the machine and therefore able to shut-off the system if the barrier is crossed. In short, the regulations that are legally enforced for every machining company involve thorough protection of every dangerous element in a machine, a dependable anchoring system for the guard, high impact strength, room for the machine to be lubricated and they must not interfere with the quality and speed of the product being produced.