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TOOLBOX TALK 35/60: GRINDERS

General:

-Do not use grinding wheels that have chips, cracks or grooves.
-Do not use grinder if it is not firmly anchored to the workbench.
-Do not use the grinding wheel if it wobbles. Tag it “Out of Service.”
-Adjust the tongue guard so that it is no more than 1/4 inch from the grinding wheel.
-Do not try to stop the wheel with your hand, even if you are wearing gloves.
-Do not install a grinding wheel whose labeled RPM speed is lower than the rated speed of the grinder.
-Prior to installing a new grinding wheel, inspect the wheel for cracks or other visible damage.
-Do not clamp a portable grinder in a vise to use it as a bench grinder.
-Always use required PPE – Goggles and gloves.

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