Tagged: grinder

Weekly Safety Meeting – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

About 3,200 people nationwide received hospital treatment for workshop grinder, buffer, and polisher injuries during 2017. Injuries occurred to hands, fingers, and eyes and included lacerations, contusions, skin abrasions, corneal abrasions, and tissue damage caused by foreign objects becoming lodged in the eye. These are powerful, useful tools, but they...

Safety Tip of the Week – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Secure both pedestal and bench style grinders securely to the floor or workbench to prevent movement during usage. Store grinding wheels carefully on racks in dry places, and visually inspect them for warping, chips, cracks or other damage before installation. Check the following before using your grinder: The wheel guard...

Safety Tip of the Week – Grinder Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Grinder Safety

Abrasive wheel machines are used in general industry, construction, and maritime operations, but the small “fixed bench” or pedestal grinders can be found in just about every maintenance and machine shop in America. This adds up to a lot of workers exposed to serious risks for eye injuries, hand or...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Grinder Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Grinder Safety

Abrasive wheel machines are used in general industry, construction, and maritime operations, but the small “fixed bench” or pedestal grinders can be found in just about every maintenance and machine shop in America. This adds up to a lot of workers exposed to serious risks for eye injuries, hand or...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Portable Grinder Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Portable Grinder Safety

Portable Grinder Safety Portable grinding wheels are designed to operate at very high speeds. If a grinding wheel shatters while in use, the fragments can travel over 300 miles per hour. The potential for serious injury, material damage, and other losses from these shooting fragments is great. To ensure that...

Safety Tip of the Week – Portable Grinder Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Portable Grinder Safety

Portable Grinder Safety Portable grinding wheels are designed to operate at very high speeds. If a grinding wheel shatters while in use, the fragments can travel over 300 miles per hour. The potential for serious injury, material damage, and other losses from these shooting fragments is great. To ensure that...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Bench Grinder Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Bench Grinder Safety

Bench Grinder Safety Almost every maintenance shop has a bench or pedestal grinder. They are most commonly used to shape or sharpen the cutting edges of tools such as chisels or lawn mower blades. These are powerful, useful tools; but they are also potentially dangerous because users take them for...

Safety Tip of the Week – Bench Grinder Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Bench Grinder Safety

Bench Grinder Safety Almost every maintenance shop has a bench or pedestal grinder. They are most commonly used to shape or sharpen the cutting edges of tools such as chisels or lawn mower blades. These are powerful, useful tools, but they are also potentially dangerous because users take them for...