Safety Focus of the Week – Safety Guards
Safety Guards are provided on a variety of equipment and hand tools:
- Many small tools come equipped with a guard for protect fingers (and other body parts) from being pinched or cut like on a hand grinder, circular saw, or bench saw.
- Guards also help deflect flying debris like on a bench grinder.
- We have cages over the windshields on our excavators with hydraulic impact hammers to prevent a larger stone from crashing through.
- Chain saws have a chain brake which is a type of guard that applies a brake to the cutting chain.
Take a few minutes this coming week to verify that the safety guards on your tools and equipment are installed properly. Report missing guards so that they can be replaced prior to the next use.