Weiler Abrasives Safety Program - S.P.O.T.
Abrasives and power brushes can pose a serious safety risk when used on angle grinders and other power tools.
According to studies, over 5,000 injuries are related to grinders each year, many involving abrasive cutting wheels. These incidents often require medical treatment, become OSHA recordable, and can lead to worker's compensation claims. According to the National Safety Council, work-related injuries cost US businesses $163 billion in 2020. To prevent accidents, improve metal fabrication safety, and keep co-workers safe, it's essential that operators follow safe procedures when using these tools.
At Weiler, we believe that safety starts with manufacturing products to the strictest standards to ensure the highest level of quality and safety. Even basic safety awareness can increase welding safety, bench grinder safety, and pipeline safety which can reduce injuries. Thinking about safety before the job starts — and after the job is complete — can help curb accidents and injuries in the shop. That’s why Weiler offers customers a safety training program based on the SPOT (Speed & Size, Pressure, Orientation, Time) methodology.
The SPOT Safety Training Program is designed to educate abrasive users on how to use abrasives safely and effectively. The program covers information on proper usage, potential hazards, and safety tips.
By completing the SPOT Safety Training Program, abrasive users will be able to:
- Understand the basic principles of abrasive safety
- Identify potential hazards associated with abrasive use
- Implement safe work practices to avoid accidents and injuries
SPOT safety training can be delivered on-site or virtually and include classroom training and, if necessary, hands-on training. All trainees receive a certificate of completion and a piece of additional knowledge to increase workplace safety and health.
For more information on Weiler's Abrasives Safety Program, SPOT, and to schedule training at your facility fill out this short form on the right.