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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 Guarding webpage.