June 25, 2014
Weiler Corporation™, a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning based in Cresco, Pa., has established an end user safety program designed to ensure proper and safe use of off-hand grinding tools and consumables.
The safety program includes an on-site seminar at the customer location with employees to address common misuses of tools such as grinding wheels, cutoff wheels, flap discs, flap wheels, and power brushes. It follows the SPOT method — speed and size, pressure, orientation, and time — four factors under the operator’s control that limit the potential for injury when using wire brushes and abrasives.
Resources include safety glasses, posters, magnets, educational safety flyers, and a certificate of completion. A video outlining general safety precautions — such as keeping floors clean, maintaining proper ventilation, clearing flammable materials, and wearing proper safety apparel — as well as safety precautions specific to right-angle grinders, die grinders, and bench grinders, is provided to customers for review. The safety video is also available on the Weiler YouTube channel.