Grinding Safety

Provided by: ToolingU

"Grinding Safety" provides an overview of safety concerns and precautions for grinding operations as rinding machines, wheels, and fluids pose a number of safety hazards, so operators must take proper preventative measures. Wheel guards can protect grinding operators from flying shards in the event of wheel breakage. Personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses, provides another barrier between operators and grinding operations, as do automatic safeguards that are built into many modern machine tools. Ensuring that machines, wheels, and fluids are properly used, maintained, and tested also reduces the rate of accidents. Safety is a primary concern for any manufacturing facility. Manufacturers need to ensure that their employees are safe, that their facilities are OSHA compliant, and that they do not lose valuable productivity due to accidents.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of safety during grinding
  • Describe OSHA’s role in grinding safety
  • Identify personal protective equipment necessary during grinding
  • Describe the importance of wheel guards
  • Describe the importance of wheel guards or covers
  • Identify types of automatic protections built into certain grinding machines
  • Describe the importance of proper grinding machine maintenance
  • Describe the importance of following manufacturer specifications
  • Describe methods for identifying damaged grinding wheels
  • Describe methods for safely using grinding fluids
  • Describe methods for safely storing grinding wheels.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel handling surface/cylindrical/centreless grinding equipment etc.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Grinding Safety

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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