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Mechanical Milling Safety

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4 Lessons
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Learn how to protect yourself from the hazards associated with mechanical milling machines.

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  1. Milling Hazards
  2. Pre-operational Safety Checks
  3. During & End of Operation Safety
  4. Resources

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Milling Hazards

Mechanical Milling Safety Course - Lesson Excerpt

Milling Machines A milling machine cuts away at material using a rotating blade. It's capable of shaping metal, wood and other solid materials.

This lesson will cover the ways we can minimise the risks of flying debris, air contaminants, moving parts & loud noises in the workplace.

Entanglement Hazards Since milling machines have many fast moving, rotating components it's important to dress safely for the job to minimises the chances of getting caught in the machine. This means you should: Tie up loose and long hair Remove rings and jewellery Wear close fitting, protective clothing

Pre-operational Safety Checks

Mechanical Milling Safety Course - Lesson Excerpt

Pre-operational Safety Checks This lesson covers all the things you should check before you start operating milling machinery.

Machine Familiarity There are many models of milling machines out there such as: Heavy duty mills Turret mills Universal mills So make sure you're familiar with all the machine operations and controls of the one that you're using for the task.

Check Machine Guards Machine guards are designed to cover hazardous areas of the machine to prevent contact with body parts and to control hazards like flying debris or sparks from exiting the machine.

Working Safely with Coolant The coolant ratio should be checked each day, as evaporation, splashing, misting, and drag out can change the concentration by about 5-20% Make sure a log is kept on the daily concentration. Refer to your machine coolant supplier's SDS for the correct concentration, and make sure to wear the appropriate PPE, as high concentrations could be toxic and cause skin irritation. ¹ Always wash your hands thoroughly after using coolant.

During & End of Operation Safety

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Operational Safety Checks Here are a few thing to keep in mind while you are operating the milling machine.

End of Operation Procedures There are a few safety precautions you should always follow after you've finished using the milling machine. ✅ Switch off the machine, promptly after a task ✅ The machine needs to be turned off and at a complete stand still when making adjustments, measurements, or cleaning swarf ✅ Remove the milling cutters after the machine has come to a complete stop ✅ Machine should be left in a safe, clean and tidy state after use

Which of the following are true in relation to cleaning the swarf?

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