Check with your safety officer regarding company specific requirements for working at heightsdrop protection. Angle grinders, also called side or disc grinders, are a handheld power tool used for cutting, grinding and polishing. Wheway, the british abrasives federation, and tassia training and safety. Occupational safety and health hazard awareness training for the construction, oil and gas, and landscaping industries west virginia university research corporation 2011. Portable grinder operating procedures using portable grinders safely like all power tools, portable grinders can present safety concerns, including flying particles and electrical hazards. A 22minute video which addresses types of angle grinders, appropriate guarding systems and accessories and proper safety. Always match the diameter of the wheel with the rating of the grinder. Ask shop staff to demonstrate proper use of this tool.
Receive information and training in a language and vocabulary the. Abrasive wheel machinery shall not be operated without the appropriate guards in place. So here is an overview of a few important osha requirements you need to remember when operating these type grinders. British standards can be obtained in pdf or hard copy formats from bsi. Portable grinder injury portable grinder safety in a recent incident at a san luis obispo county public school involving a hand held portable disc sander, an employee was injured when the cut off wheel unexpectedly disintegrated, sending pieces flying across the workshop. Grinders, or tools that use abrasivegrinding wheels and discs, are commonly. Angle grinder safety occupational safety and health. Grantee materials by topic occupational safety and. Consider disc size, arbor size, motor power, power source and rpm in choosing the correct grinder. Thousands of angle grinder related injuries are reported. Bench grinder safety the osha standard for grinders,osha 29 cfr 1910. Explains commonly cited osha standards for portable abrasive wheel equipment used for grinding and cutting materials. First of all, make certain the bench grinder is firmly secured to the work bench or other work surface per the manufacturers instructions. Free osha training tutorial portable abrasive wheel grinders.
This training is an administrative control as well as human factors based tools like the patented odiz nogo grinder safety gauge. Special training is required before using the surface grinder. Portable grinder operating procedures ofd foods, llc. Safe use of portable and handheld power tools osha. Restrict use of angle grinder if there is a better or safer option proper storage of the grinders when not in use training required for all personnel prior to using use of an angle grinder checklist prior to use use of an angle grinder permit to maintain tool usage include in the job safety briefing ppe requirements. Refer to the spec plate or owners manual for details. Operating a pedestal or bench grinder basic safety requirements. They can be electric, gas powered, or pneumatic and come in a variety of sizes. Portable and handheld power tools that grind, cut, polish, and wire buff help workers in. Administrations osha standards regarding abrasive wheels and tools 29 cfr.63 1187 843 245 30 224 1237 44 178 1505 961 1127 959 1117 1257 496 339 1387 413 1396 872 1466 178 717 1448 366 1327 148 418 1197