Industrial buffing and polishing machines (machine tools) are used to smooth and polish the surfaces of metal parts. They are also used to remove scratches, dents, and other imperfections from metal objects. Buffing and polishing machines use a variety of techniques to achieve the desired results. Common methods include vibrating, rotary, and Chemical Mechanical Polishing.
Buffing and polishing machines operate at high speeds, and can cause serious injuries if not used properly. The most common injury associated with buffing and polishing machines is hand trauma. The operator’s hands are constantly near the machine’s abrasive surfaces, which can lead to cuts, abrasions, and even lacerations. Injuries to the arms and shoulders are also common, as the machine often requires the user to reach above their head or lean back in order to work properly. Other common machine tool injuries include back and spinal cord injuries, as well as eye injuries from flying particles or debris. Anyone working in close proximity to a buffing or polishing machine should take precautions to protect themselves from injury.
If you have been injured by a buffing and polishing machine, you should contact an attorney. This type of injury can be serious and cause long-term damage to your body. An attorney can help you file a claim with the manufacturer or vendor, and can also provide legal support throughout the legal process.