Lathe Chuck Shields
Lathe Carriage Shields
Wood Lathe Shields
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires in 29 CFR 1910.212 that one or more methods of machine safeguarding be provided to protect the operator and other employees in the machine area from hazards such as those created by the point of operation, rotating parts, flying chips, and sparks.
Metalworking lathes are covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.212 and ANSI B11.6. According to 6.21 of ANSI B11.6, manual lathes shall be safeguarded with a chuck guard and chip and coolant splash shields as required.
Woodworking lathes are covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.213 and ANSI O1.1. According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.213(o)(4), "Lathes used for turning long pieces of wood stock held only between the two centers shall be equipped with long curved guards extending over the tops of the lathes in order to prevent the workpieces from being thrown out of the machines if they should become loose." ANSI O1.1 states in 5.5.2 that the employer shall determine when an over-the-workpiece guard is required on a manual machine to minimize the possibility of injury from a thrown workpiece.
Danray Products' lathe shields are designed for manual lathes or similar machines. Several standard sizes and types of shields are available to fit many applications, but custom shields are also available. Please contact us if you have a custom requirement.
Our lathe shields serve two basic functions: (1) they provide a barrier between individuals and point-of-operation and rotating hazards, and (2) they protect individuals from flying chips, coolant, and other particles.
Our lathe shields are proudly made in the United States of America!