Bench Grinder Safety

Many EHS experts focus their risk assessment on limiting operator exposure to these hazards during a grinding operation but fail to consider the greater context of the operation. One must also consider the time before and after the intended operation. There are two significant exposures to consider:

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Band Saw Risk Assessment

Pulley and blade guards are explicitly required by OSHA yet normal operation of a band saw requires the working part of the blade to be exposed. We must therefore consider additional hazards through an analysis of the normal interaction of an operator with the machine.

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Tech Shop is now TheShop.build

Last February, Dan Rasure of Piranha reopened tech shop as TheShop.build in the San Francisco and San Jose locations. After a serendipitous meeting during our Maker Faire launch, the CEO of TheShop.build invited us to install a few brakes at their San Francisco location.

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The Inherent Risks of High Inertia Machines

As an educator that trains people to use power tools, machine tools, and CNC equipment, I am always working to identify potential safety risks. In a deep dive into the inherent dangers of high inertia tools, I was surprised to find that even manufacturing and industrial settings seem to overlook a significant, unnecessary, and easily-mitigated risk.

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