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The variables that most cutting operations post are a wide variety of safety hazards. Cutting hazards include broken tools, hot flying chips, and rotating components. You need to know what the safety hazards of the machine tools will be in the shop before trying to use it.
A typical hazard for cutting operations include tasks that create heat and sparks. Keep oily rags away from flammable material. Always dispose of oily rags into closed containers. Another hazard includes moving machine components and the point of operation. One of the best ways to prevent injuries is to use a machine guard. CNC machines will use fixed guards which keep the operator from the point of operation
You need to take precautions when using cutting fluids. When these fluids touch skin or eyes they can become irritated. A lot of CNC machines have ventilations systems that keep the operator safe from hazards. Hot chips are another safety hazard involved with cutting. Make sure you have chip removal equipment for your machine. Tools associated with cutting need to be used properly. You need to work safely to avoid being cut by the tool’s sharp blade while keeping the tools properly organized not to harm the other tools. Make sure components come to a stop before doing maintenance on the machine. A loose tool will fly off the spindle and cause harm to the worker or the machine.
The best way to cut safely is to follow the proper guideline of your shop and have an organized, safe work area.
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