The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of fixed protective guarding products designed to protect personnel, equipment, and inventory in industrial facilities.
Mission: To broadly promote the benefits, advantages, and use of protective barrier and guarding equipment in the workplace. The Industry Group promotes general safety and health aspects of work environments for people with or in the vicinity of mechanical equipment and material storage. ProGMA also provides promotion of and education about member companies’ technologies.
Vision: To be the recognized authority for the best practices, standards, and applications of protective barrier and guarding equipment for industrial facilities.
Protective Guarding is a fixed barrier or device, used in manufacturing, distribution, and other industrial facilities to protect personnel, equipment, and inventory from hazards present in the workplace. Protective Guarding items range from fixed objects installed around articulating equipment, machinery, or material storage areas such as safety fence, netting, guard rail, and bollards to specialized switches designed to stop machine operation as well as safeguarding through visual or auditory aids.
Protective Guarding Manufacturing Association member companies meet regularly to review, discuss, and revise the standards for design and performance of protective guarding products used in the material handling industry. ProGMA member companies are committed to the development, maintenance, and publishing of industry standard specifications for these systems. ProGMA programs include:
Eddie Murphy, President
SpaceGuard Products, Inc.
Steve Diebold, President