The following information about safety should be used only as a guide. All products listed in this catalog shall be used in accordance with safety regulations set by OSHA and by the directive described by the American National Safety Institute B7.1, the Canadian Standard Association Safety Code B-173-5 and by the American Brush Manufacturers Association covering: Speed, Safety Guards, Flanges, Mounting Procedures, General Operating Rules, Handling, Storage, and Inspection of General Machine Conditions.

Operate Wheels at Recommended Speeds

It is imperative that abrasive wheels be operated at recommended safe speeds. For safety reasons no abrasive wheel shall be operated at a speed greater than that indicated on the blotter or wheel.


Avoid inhalation of dust generated by grinding and cutting operations. Exposure to dust may cause respiratory ailments as well as irritation to eyes and skin. In most cases, a greater hazard is the exposure to the dust/fumes from the base material being ground or paint or coatings applied to it. Use approved NI OSH or MSHA respirators, safety glasses or face shields, gloves and protective clothing. Provide adequate ventilation to eliminate dust or to maintain dust levels below the permissible exposure level for nuisance dust as classified by OSHA. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet for further information. All operators must read and understand safety information thoroughly.

Follow Safety Instructions

You must follow all operator and safety instructions, as well as all common safety practices which reduce the likelihood of physical injury.

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Storage & Handling
Safety Do’s & Don’ts