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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.

  • 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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  • Surrey, BC 877-789-3245

    Reliance Foundry has been a leader in the metal casting industry for almost a century. Their bollards and post covers complement landscape and streetscape designs with various functions, such as wayfinding, access control, and facility protection. Reliance Foundry incorporates top-quality materials with contemporary designs. Choose from all styles, materials, and colors to suit your application or environment. Reliance Foundry continues to grow their product lines. Their catalog currently features bollards, bike parking, hardscape, traffic management products, and wheels.

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  • Farmingdale, NY 631-630-0442

    Manufacturing a variety of presence sensing machine safety products is our daily objective. Industries such as automation, fabrication, material handling and metal forming have been served through our machinery safety products — interface controllers, light curtains, safety mats, sensing bumpers.

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  • Reading, OH 513-554-1022

    Valley Metal Works is a privately-owned custom metal fabrication job shop which has been proudly serving the Greater Cincinnati area for over 70 years. Typical products are storage tanks, hoppers, cones, transitions, chutes, cylinders, formed channel and angles, structural steel supports, platforms, stairs, ladders, machine guards, etc. Our mission is to bring you quality work, so call today!

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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.