Abrasive Wheel Grinder Safety

OSHA regulations require specific guarding safety precautions for abrasive wheel grinders. These requirements address the specific hazards for this equipment.

This Safety Alert features a 10 Step Abrasive Grinder Checklist:

  • Do side guards cover the spindle, nut and flange and 75% of the wheel diameter?
  • Is the work rest used and kept adjusted to within 1/8-inch (0.3175cm) of the wheel?
  • 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?

Complete the form to download the complete checklist and more safety information about using an abrasive wheel grinder in English and Spanish.