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OBJECTIVE: TO ENSURE THE SAFE USE OF GRINDERS
- Do not use grinding wheels that have chips, cracks, or grooves.
- Do not use the grinding wheel if it wobbles. Tag it “Out of Service.”
- Guards must be provided and adjusted properly as per the manufacturers manual to protect you. Replace damaged guards because if an abrasive wheel breaks while rotating, it can cause a serious injury.
- Adjust the 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 where the labelled 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 vice to use it as a bench grinder.
- Always use required PPE – gloves, aprons, safety boots, hearing protection, and respiratory protection may be required, depending on the work.
- Ensure the floor around the work area is clean.
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