GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Follow all safety and operation instructions according to OSHA STANDARDS for SAFETY and HEALTH.

Follow all safety and operation instructions according to ANSI B7.1 AMERICAN NATIONAL SAFETY STANDARDS.

Follow all operational and safety instructions supplied with the tools being used.

BONDED ABRASIVES

  • Check wheels before using for damage. A damaged wheel could break and seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.
  • Use only wheels designed for the tool being used.
  • Make sure the tool is in proper operating condition.
  • Read the operation instructions supplied with the tool.
  • Check the tool for the proper mounting flanges for the wheel being used.
  • All safety guards must be used on the tool.
  • Use wheels only in a well ventilated area.
  • Do not use a type 1 cut-off wheel for grinding.
  • Do not exceed maximum operating speed of the wheel. Exceeding maximum operating speed could cause the wheel to break, which could cause serious injury to the operator and anyone in the area.
  • Must wear protective clothing, gloves, arm covers, safety glasses for eye protection and face mask for dust protection. Do not use wheels near other people unless they are also wearing all of this safety protection.
  • Using abrasive wheels generates sparks. Do not use around: flammable material, other employees without all safety protection.
  • Make sure the material being worked on is anchored securely. Material not held securely could cause the wheel to break, which could seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.
  • Use the wheels only on materials for which they are intended. Improper use of the wheel could cause the wheel to break, which could seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.

COATED ABRASIVES

  • Use the proper tool for the product being used.
  • Read the operation instructions supplied with the tool
  • Make sure the tool is in proper operating condition.
  • All safety guards must be used on the tool.
  • Use abrasives in a well ventilated area.
  • When backing pads are required, use the proper size
  • Must wear safety glasses for eye protection.
  • Must wear a face mask for dust protection.
  • Must wear gloves to protect hands.
  • Do not use discs near other people unless they are also wearing safety equipment.
  • Do not exceed maximum operating speed of the disc.

 DIAMOND BLADES

  • Check the blade for damage before using it. A damaged blade will be unbalanced and could break and seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.
  • Make sure you are using the proper power tool for the blade being used.
  • Check the tool for the proper mounting flanges for the blade being used.
  • Make sure the tool being used is in proper operating condition.
  • All safety guards must be used on the tool.
  • When cutting using water, make sure you are using the proper grounded electrical cords.
  • Read operating instructions provided with the tool.
  • Use blades only in a well ventilated area.
  • Must wear safety glasses to protect eyes.
  • Must wear face mask for dust protection.
  • Must wear gloves to protect hands.
  • Do not use blades near other people unless they are also wearing safety equipment.
  • Make sure the material being worked on is anchored securely. Material not held securely could cause the blade to break or the tips of the blade to break off, which could seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.
  • Use the blades only on materials for which they are intended. Improper use of the blade could cause the blade itself or the tips on the blade to break off, which could seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.
  • If improperly used, diamond tips on the blade can break and cause injury.
  • Do not exceed maximum operating speed of the blade.

CARBIDE BLADES

  • Check the blade for damage before using it. A damaged blade will be unbalanced and could break and seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.
  • Make sure you are using the proper power tool for the blade being used
  • All safety guards must be used on the tool.
  • Read operation instructions provided with the tool.
  • Check the tool for the proper mounting flanges for the blade being used.
  • Make sure the tool is in proper operating condition.
  • Do not exceed maximum operating speed of the blade.
  • Must wear safety glasses to protect eyes.
  • Must wear face mask for dust protection.
  • Must use gloves to protect hands.
  • Do not use blades near other people unless they are also wearing safety equipment.
  • Make sure the material being worked on is anchored securely. Material not held securely could cause the blade to break or the tips on the blade to break off, which could seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.
  • Use the blades only on materials for which they are intended. Improper use of the blade could cause the blade itself or the tips on the blade to break off, which could seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.
  • If not properly used, carbide tips on the blade can break and cause injury.

WIRE BRUSHES

  • Make sure you are using the proper tool for the brush being used.
  • Make sure the tool is in good operating condition.
  • All safety guards must be used on the tool.
  • Read the operating instructions supplied with the tool.
  • Do not exceed maximum operating speed for the brush being used.
  • Make sure the brush is mounted securely on the tool.
  • You must wear a full face shield over safety glasses with side shields.
  • You must wear protective clothing, gloves, arm covers, heavy aprons.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when using brushes. Excessive force causes the wire to over-bend resulting in metal fatigue, breaking the wire, reducing brush life. Wires breaking off could seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.
  • When using wire brushes, material is being removed such as welding slag, material scale and other material along with small pieces of the wire brush which break off. Make sure all personnel within a 50 foot area of the brush being used, wear full face shields over safety glasses with side shields and protective clothing.
  • Make sure the material is anchored securely. Material not held securely could cause wires to break off, which could seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.
  • Use the brushes only on materials for which they are intended. Improper use of the brush could cause wires to break off, which could seriously injure the operator and anyone in the area.
  • Use wire brushes only in a well ventilated area.
  • Comply with the safety standards ANSI B165.1and ANSI B165.2 –Safety requirements-power brushes. AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE

FILES

  • Must always use file handles to protect hands and arms from injury. Do not use the file holding it on any other part of the file.
  • Must wear safety glasses to protect eyes
  • Must wear gloves to protect hands
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