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OSHA Silica Rule – Take Action!

The deadline to comply with OSHA Silica Rule has come and gone, but it’s not too late to take action! OSHA began enforcing the new silica standard on September 23, 2017, which specifies that employers are mandated to limit worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust. This means reducing the permissible exposure limit of silica…
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Safety Tips for Proper Inspection and Usage of Handheld Cut-Off Saws

Handheld Cut-off Saw Safety Before using your cut-off saw, make sure to do a quick inspection. Check the machine for loose or missing fasteners Make sure to replace and/or tighten all screws and bolts. Check the throttle trigger, trigger interlock, and stop switch to make sure they are functioning properly. Inspect the wheel guard to…
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Saw Safety: Top Reason for Blade Failure

Premature blade wear, segment loss, and blades out of round. These all too common failures can all be caused by a bouncing blade. The source? Using a blade with a bushing. The solution? Eliminate bushings for optimal safety! Select a blade with the proper sized arbor to match your cut-off saw. While cutting, vibrations can…
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