Summary Statement

Checklist provided by the California State Compensation Insurance Fund to help contractors make sure their grinders are in proper working order. Part of a collection. Click on the 'collection' button to access the other items.

HAZARD satisfactory Needs
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Is the work rest used and kept adjusted to within 1/8 inch of the wheel?        
Is the adjustable tongue on the topside of the grinder used and kept adjusted to within 1/4 inch of the wheel?        
Do side guards cover the spindle, nut, and flange and 75% of the wheel diameter?        
Are bench and pedestal grinders permanently mounted?        
Are goggles or face shields always worn when grinding?        
Is the maximum RPM rating of each abrasive wheel compatible with the RPM rating of the grinder motor?        
Are fixed or permanently mounted grinders connected to their electrical supply system with metallic conduit or other permanent wiring method?        
Does each grinder have an individual on and off control switch?        
Is each electrically operated grinder effectively grounded?        
Before new abrasive wheels are mounted, are they visually inspected and ring tested?        
Are dust collectors and powered exhausts provided on grinders used in operations that produce large amounts of dust?        
Are splashguards mounted on grinders that use coolant to prevent the coolant reaching employees?        
Is cleanliness maintained around grinders?        
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