Ferndale Safety Introduces The ViziGuard™: A Better Way to Safeguard Grinders

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“Enhanced safety measures to tackle the alarming fatality rate in bench grinder accidents”

Press Release

Mirabel, QC (July 6, 2023) – Ferndale Safety is excited to unveil its newest innovation, the ViziGuard bench grinder safety system.  Ferndale Safety designed this cutting-edge product to revolutionize bench grinder safety and reduce the risk of serious accidents.

OSHA revealed that over 25% of eight-year grinder-related injuries have tragically led to fatalities primarily caused by broken abrasive wheels.  This alarming statistic underscores the urgent need for increased safety measures to prevent such devastating incidents from occurring.

By incorporating an advanced electrical interlocking system, the ViziGuard guarantees that operators will have safety shields while grinding. The shields significantly reduce the risk of accidental wheel projections toward the operator.  In addition to this state-of-the-art safety measure, the laminated safety glass shields and integrated LED work lamps provide exceptional visibility. All this in a sleek-looking package that is easy to install on any existing bench grinder.

Here is a list of features of the ViziGuard:

  1. Your choice of scratch and burn-resistant laminated glass or the economical polycarbonate shields.
  2. A built-in electrical interlock switch to integrate with an anti-restart device.  It prevents the grinder from starting while the shields are in the open position.
  3. All-steel frame and heavy-duty construction provide years of maintenance-free service.
  4. Easy to install and is available with an optional mounting plate.
  5. Optional work lighting is built into the shields for excellent visibility without glare.
  6. The shields are adjustable in height to any most comfortable location.

With the launch of the ViziGuard bench grinder safety system, Ferndale Safety reinforces its commitment to delivering top-quality, state-of-the-art safety solutions that empower businesses to prioritize workplace safety and protect their workforce. 

Find out more at https://www.ferndalesafety.com/shop/bench-grinder-safety-system-viziguard/