Drill Press Guards

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Put on a drill press guard to protect the operator from flying chips and debris.

These guards/shields also prevent entanglement with the chuck.

Drill Press Guards Safety Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which oversees workplace safety standards in the United States, mandates that drill presses be fitted with guards or shields. These safeguards protect operators from flying debris, entanglements, and other dangers.

According to OSHA, machine guarding methods like barrier guards must be employed to shield operators and other employees from various hazards, including point of operation, ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips, and sparks near the machine. This stipulation is found in 29 CFR 1910.212(a)(1) and applies to drill presses.

Moreover, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) issues guidelines for drill press safety. ANSI B11.8 specifies safety requirements for drill presses, including the necessity for drill press guards made from robust materials that offer sufficient protection against flying debris.

Installing guards on your equipment ensures a secure and efficient work environment. Adhering to OSHA and ANSI standards helps maintain safety and comply with legal safety requirements.