Checklist for Abrasive Wheel Equipment Grinders1
|Standard 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?|
|215(d)(1)||Before new abrasive wheels are mounted, are they visually inspected and ring tested?|
From other OSHA standards
|22(a)||Is cleanliness maintained around grinders?|
|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(g)(5)||Does each electrically operated grinder have a permanent, continuous and effective path to ground?|
|305(g)(1)(iv)(A)||Are fixed or permanently mounted grinders connected to their electrical supply system with metallic conduit or other permanent method?|
|305(j)(4)(vi)||Does each grinder have an individual on and off control switch?|
|Footnotes: 1Extracted from OSHA Publication No. 2209. This check list does NOT include ALL elements of 29 CFR 1910.215; it is a only a guide. 2A mark in this column indicates a need for corrective actions.|
A partial list of accidents involving grinders is also available.
Keith Piercy, OSHA Tampa, Florida Area Office, Local Emphasis Project, 1999
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