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  • Guards must be provided and adjusted properly. Replace damaged guards.
  • Before use, check the manufacturer’s stated running speeds, or markings on the grinder, and grinder wheel for the maximum speed that it can be used.
  • Follow manufacturer’s manual for the safe use of grinder wheel guards.
  • Clean and service grinders according to manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Ensure that a grinder will not operate when unattended by checking the dead-man (constant pressure) switch.
  • Wear safety glasses or goggles, or a face shield (with safety glasses or goggles) to protect against flying particles.
  • Ensure the floor around the work area is clean.
  • Do not use wheels that are cracked or those that excessively vibrate.
  • Do not operate grinder on wet floors.
  • Use both hands when holding the grinder.
  • Keep the power cord away from the grinding wheel and the material being ground.