Grinder Guarding

We get asked a lot about grinder guarding because there seems to be confusion about the safety requirements.  Indeed, the common bench & pedestal grinder is found in almost every machine shop and is undeniably a workhorse.  In fact, due to the popularity of these machines, they are often cited by OSHA for safety violations. …
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A Safety Shield and a Guard – What’s the Difference?

When it comes to safeguarding your machinery, you have two basic options: guards and safety shields. Great! So, what are they? How are they different? And how do you know that you’re using the right type of safety equipment in your shop? Let’s dive into what it takes to protect your most valuable assets –…
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Four Myths to Stop Believing About Machine Guarding

When it comes to machine guarding in the workplace, some pervasive myths might undermine your safety efforts. You may have heard these four commonly-believed myths, but they won’t hold up when tested against current knowledge about safeguarding. Here are the four most common machine-guarding myths and the truths you need to know to protect yourself,…
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Machine Safety – One of OSHA’s Most-Cited Violations

OSHA’s list of the top ten most-cited violations for 2017 included machine safety as one of their top three. If you thought OSHA was going to brush this under the rug, cross their fingers, and hope that everyone would start doing better, well… Sorry, but you were wrong. Machine safety compliance has been a major…
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