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Grinding disks

 

Zach Everett
Corporate Safety Director, Brazos Masonry, Inc.
MCAA Safety Committee Co-Chairman

A co-worker recently sent me a photo of a man with a large piece of a grinding wheel stuck in his face. It was gruesome and disturbing at best. He wasn't wearing a face shield when the disk blew up. I don't know if he was pushing too hard, if it was the wrong disk for the grinder or if the disk was damaged before hand... the result was the same; a 6" piece of disk had to be extracted from his jaw, teeth, lips, etc... Safety is for a reason.


The CEO's Corner

 

Mark Kemp
CEO, Superior Masonry Builders Inc.
Butler, Wisc.

Why is safety important for Superior Masonry? Two very simple reasons, the first being the wellbeing of our greatest assets, our employees. You owe to your employees to make sure they are working in a safe environment. The second reason are the dividends checks. A good safety record is pure profit on the bottom line and it makes you more competitive in your bidding. The better your safety record, the better your experience mode rate will be.


Using grinders

 

Safety Talk Tuesday

Are you using the right tool for the job? Today, check to ensure your tools are in good repair and that the correct accessories are being used with them. All injured people think it won't happen to them, yet it happens day after day!

View safety talk | Safety Library | Safety equipment


1910.215 - Abrasive wheel machinery

 

OSHA regulation

Abrasive wheels shall be used only on machines provided with safety guards as defined in the following paragraphs of this section. The safety guard shall cover the spindle end, nut, and flange projections.

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New SDS Program

 

MCAA compiling all relevant SDS forms

The MCAA is compiling SDS forms to place them on our website to download. This should save contractors countless hours of going to each manufacturer and requesting or downloading the information.

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MCAA Safety Marketplace

 

Safety discounts for MCAA members

The MCAA has launched the Safety Marketplace through the Beeline Purchasing Program for members of the MCAA. Members can buy safety products direct from manufacturers at significant discounts.

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