Updated Resource Available on Maching
Guarding for Abrasive Wheel Grinders
OSHA has updated its abrasive wheel grinder checklist to reflect revisions
made to the general industry electrical installation standard in 2007.
The checklist is a resource to help employers understand which standards
apply to the use of abrasive wheel grinders and to ensure that all proper
precautions, including safe electrical grounding techniques, have been
taken before workers begin operating the equipment.
Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries,
such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Safeguards
are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries,
and any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must
be safeguarded. For more information and resources, visit OSHA's Machine