Are you armed with all the knowledge to protect your workers when dealing with abrasives?
Protect your employees from all the long-term workplace health and safety hazards and learn how you can take action to deliver a safer and more productive workplace environment.
Using abrasive tools and equipment can be dangerous as it involves tasks such as grinding, cutting, weld removal, polishing and finishing on different materials from metals to fibre reinforced composites. Every company should carry a risk management to understand and identify potential abrasive risks and define actions to mitigate or replace them. For example, modifying a task or work design with an alternative abrasive method, tool or product can help you lower the risks.
Our 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives, powered by 3M's Precision Shaped Ceramic Grain technology can help reduce some of these abrasive risks. They are designed to cut faster and last longer, reduce exposure to dust, noise and vibration whilst also improving productivity. An effective health and safety strategy often goes hand in hand with improved quality and higher productivity.
The use of hand-held abrasive tools, or bench-mounted tools and hand-held workpieces can expose the operator to vibration and can lead to harmful conditions.
Minimise the risks by using the right abrasives that finish demanding tasks faster, with less pressure.
Working with abrasive equipment can cause injury by direct or indirect contact. Always use machine guards, use the right product for the application, ensure the abrasive is fitted correctly and wear appropriate PPE.
Faster cutting and cooler running abrasives that require less operator pressure can help towards a safer workplace.