There are so many hazards at work which greatly affect the performance and productivity of the employees. Most of the people working with different machinery like abrasive wheels are more exposed to different kinds of injuries and thus the reason why it is important for every employer to implement the right safety measures in his or her workplace to keep the employees and other staff safe.
For those working with abrasive wheels and other dangerous equipment, it is important to go through the following discussion to help them understand some of the safety measures they should adopt. There are some body parts that are more exposed to abrasive wheel injuries than others and thus the need for every person operating abrasive wheels to know them for maximum protection. Eyes can get injured due to flying particles while hands and fingers get injured when the worker is not using the wheel in the right manner. There are so many safety tips that can help you avoid some of these injuries when operating abrasive wheels and some of these tips are discussed below.
The first tip for operating an abrasive machinery in a very safe manner is checking its speed before starting to use it. It is very important to make sure that the grinder does not at any time rotate faster than the maximum RPM speed so as to always keep the wheel under control.
It is always recommended not to use a wheel that does not have a wheel guard and thus important to check both of them first. A wheel that does not have a wheel guard can highly injure your eyes as it releases many flying particles. The major reason why it is important to inspect the wheel and the wheel guards is to ensure that they do not have cracks that might cause problems or slow down your work. Remember that the abrasive wheels are made of so many parts and a problem on any part may result to injuries when working with it and thus important to check the whole assembly very well and ensure that all the parts have been properly tightened.
Use the correct wheel dimensions to protect you from flying particles and other potential problems. And also facilitate efficient moving of the wheel Make sure that you first test the wheel in a safe and enclosed area first to ensure that it is in the right working condition. Make sure that you start the portable wheels in a safe area for example under a bench or in a casting, do not force it by applying excessive pressure and also avoid grinding objects towards the direction of other workers. Some other safety measures for using an abrasive wheel are regularly maintaining it, and using protective gears like goggles, leather aprons, gloves, masks and helmets.