|29 CFR 1910||Description||YES||NO²|
|From the Abrasive Wheel standard:|
|215(a)(2)||Do side guards cover the spindle, nut and flange and 75% of the wheel diameter?|
|215(a)(4)||Is the work rest used and kept adjusted to within 1/8-inch (0.3175cm) of the wheel?|
|215(b)(9)|| Is the adjustable tongue guard on the top side of the grinder
used and kept to within
1/4-inch (0.6350cm) of the wheel?
|215(d)(1)|| Is the maximum RPM rating of each abrasive wheel compatible with
the RPM rating
of the grinder motor?
new abrasive wheels are mounted, are they visually inspected and ring
|From other OSHA standards:|
|22(a)||Is cleanliness maintained around grinders? (Clean-up dust and scraps.)|
|94(b)(2)|| Are dust collectors and powered exhausts provided on grinders
used in operations
that produce large amounts of dust?
|133(a)(1)||Are goggles or face shields always worn when grinding?|
|212(b)||Are bench and pedestal grinders permanently mounted?|
|304(f)(4)||Is each electrically operated grinder effectively grounded?|
|305(g)(1)(iii)(A)|| Are fixed or permanently mounted grinders connected to their
system with metallic conduit or other permanent method?
|305(j)(4)(ii)(F)||Does each grinder have an individual ON and OFF power control switch?|
1. Extracted from OSHA Publication No. 2209. This check list does NOT include ALL elements of
29 CFR 1910.215; it is a only a guide.
2. A mark in this column indicates a need for corrective actions.
A Bench Grinder Safety Gauge is available from Rockford Systems:
An example list of injuries involving Bench Grinders can be found here:
Remember to wear proper PPE - Face Masks, Eye Protection, and a leather apron to protect your torso from flying parts and pieces.
NEVER GRIND ALUMINUM - The resulting dust can be explosive! Use a hand file to clean-up rough edges.