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Guards and disks on angle grinders safety alert | SafeWork NSW

In another incident the disc jammed and the angle grinder kicked back and cut the worker's wrist. Contributing factors. One major contributing factor is the use of cutting discs that are too large for the angle grinder. In some cases the guards have been removed and the grinder fitted with a 14 inch (356 mm) cut-off disc.

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Angle grinders | SafeWork SA - SafeWork SA | SafeWork SA

ensure that the correct type of disc is used for the task being performed. The wrong disc could shatter or 'grab' the work piece causing kickback; when using a grinder fitted with a cutting disc, keep the depth of cut to no more than double the disc thickness and avoid plunging the disc too far through the work piece

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Angle Grinder Safety Tips to Prevent Accidents - Fine Power Tools

For example, just a few years ago, a man in Australia was killed when a piece of his angle grinder's disc broke off and penetrated his chest. Now, that was a large 9-inch angle grinder that that man was using, but even small angle grinder discs can cause issues if they break off and hit you in the face or other sensitive areas.

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Worker injured after angle grinder 'kick back' | WorkSafe.qld ...

Serious incidents can occur when cutting and grinding discs are fitted onto hand-held power and air tools. Common injuries include amputated fingers, severed tendons and deep cuts to the face, upper body or legs. Multi-cutters are tungsten tipped saw blades that were originally designed to be used on small power saws, not angle grinders.

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Weekly incident summary - resourcesregulator.nsw.gov.au

a piece of the cutting disc in his chest. • Consider various work methods and equipment so the safest is selected including PPE. Train operators in the use of cutting disks including: o awareness of the disc may kick back, and. o the steel work that is being cut jamming the cutting disc. e.g. from the steel bending as the steel is being cut.

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Safety Alert ARTC No. 94 Issued 14/10/2016 Angle Grinder Safety

changing discs Operational Secure the work piece Allow the grinder to 'run up' to operating speed before applying it to the job Hold the grinder against the work piece with minimum pressure, so the disc does not 'grab' and cause it to kickback Keep the grinding disc at a 15 to 30 degree angle to the object

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Mines Safety Bulletin No. 136

Use the correct disc for the task (e.g. do not use a cutting disc for grinding) and confirm that any after-market products are safe to use with the specific make and model of angle grinder. Use the recommended safety equipment provided, including all appropriate guards and personal protective equipment. Further information

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Mines Safety Bulletin No. 136

Use the correct disc for the task (e.g. do not use a cutting disc for grinding) and confirm that any after-market products are safe to use with the specific make and model of angle grinder. Use the recommended safety equipment provided, including all appropriate guards and personal protective equipment. Further information

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Multi-cutters and other discs on power tools and air tools ...

Background Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has investigated a number of serious incidents caused by cutting and grinding discs fitted on hand held power and air tools. Common injuries are amputated fingers, severed tendons and deep cuts to the face, upper body or legs.

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Weekly incident summary - NSW Resources and Energy

a piece of the cutting disc in his chest. • Consider various work methods and equipment so the safest is selected including PPE. Train operators in the use of cutting disks including: o awareness of the disc may kick back, and. o the steel work that is being cut jamming the cutting disc. e.g. from the steel bending as the steel is being cut.

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Are 9 inch grinders banned in Australia?

In August 2015, a worker on a DHA site suffered an electric shock from using a 9 inch grinder. This type of equipment is prohibited on many construction sites in Queensland and throughout Australia due to a historically large number of injuries from kickback and shattering of blades.

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Multi-cutters and other discs on power tools and air tools ...

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight hazards associated with multi-cutters and grinding or cutting discs fitted on power and air tools. Background Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has investigated a number of serious incidents caused by cutting and grinding discs fitted on hand held power and air tools.

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Weekly incident summary - resourcesregulator.nsw.gov.au

a piece of the cutting disc in his chest. • Consider various work methods and equipment so the safest is selected including PPE. Train operators in the use of cutting disks including: o awareness of the disc may kick back, and. o the steel work that is being cut jamming the cutting disc. e.g. from the steel bending as the steel is being cut.

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Safety Alert ARTC No. 94 Issued 14/10/2016 Angle Grinder Safety

changing discs Operational Secure the work piece Allow the grinder to 'run up' to operating speed before applying it to the job Hold the grinder against the work piece with minimum pressure, so the disc does not 'grab' and cause it to kickback Keep the grinding disc at a 15 to 30 degree angle to the object

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Gold Coast tradies risking their lives using angle grinders ...

GOLD Coast tradies are risking their lives using angle grinders that shoot out shards of discs and often kick back, cutting them. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued an alert to warn ...

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Multi-cutters and other discs on power tools and air tools ...

The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight hazards associated with multi-cutters and grinding or cutting discs fitted on power and air tools. Background Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has investigated a number of serious incidents caused by cutting and grinding discs fitted on hand held power and air tools.

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CONTRACTOR SAFETY ALERT - Defence Housing Australia

Health and safety organisations across Australia have investigated a number of serious incidents caused by using cutting and grinding discs on handheld power tools and air tools. Common injuries are amputated fingers, severed tendons and deep cuts to the face, upper body or legs.

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Are 9 inch grinders banned in Australia?

In August 2015, a worker on a DHA site suffered an electric shock from using a 9 inch grinder. This type of equipment is prohibited on many construction sites in Queensland and throughout Australia due to a historically large number of injuries from kickback and shattering of blades.

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CONTRACTOR SAFETY ALERT - Defence Housing Australia

Health and safety organisations across Australia have investigated a number of serious incidents caused by using cutting and grinding discs on handheld power tools and air tools. Common injuries are amputated fingers, severed tendons and deep cuts to the face, upper body or legs.

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Fatality caused by 9 inch angle grinder - NECA

WorkCover Queensland recently issued a safety alert as a result of an incident in February 2016 where a Queensland worker received fatal injuries while operating a 9 inch (230 mm) angle grinder. The worker was killed when part of a broken disc struck the worker's chest at high impact, causing fatal internal injuries.

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CONTRACTOR SAFETY ALERT - Defence Housing Australia

Health and safety organisations across Australia have investigated a number of serious incidents caused by using cutting and grinding discs on handheld power tools and air tools. Common injuries are amputated fingers, severed tendons and deep cuts to the face, upper body or legs.

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Angle Grinder Safety - PPE - Safety Blog

Furthermore, the central disc hole will likely be larger than the spindle flange increasing the risk of the disc becoming unbalanced and shattering, with potentially deadly consequences. When picking the right disc, keep in mind the following: Always use the right disc for the task: a grinding disc for grinding, a cutting disc for cutting.

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Safety Alert ARTC No. 94 Issued 14/10/2016 Angle Grinder Safety

changing discs Operational Secure the work piece Allow the grinder to 'run up' to operating speed before applying it to the job Hold the grinder against the work piece with minimum pressure, so the disc does not 'grab' and cause it to kickback Keep the grinding disc at a 15 to 30 degree angle to the object

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Angle grinders | Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and ...

Most angle grinder injuries are from metal particles lodging in the operator's eye. However, the most serious injuries are from kick-back, where the disc is thrust back violently towards the operator. Angle grinders used with cutting discs expose workers to a range of severe additional hazards.

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