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Safer Milling and Grinding

Protecting yourself while getting the right grind

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As you’d expect, safety glasses or goggles are a must when using a laboratory mill or grinder. Before placing your sample into the unit, it’s important to ensure it is clean beforehand, to avoid contamination or possible damage to the machine. Using a ventilation system with your mill or grinder—depending on your sample type—may be necessary to cut down the amount of dust in the air. In general, following common sense safety practices, such as keeping your hands or fingers away from cutting blades, will keep you from harm when using a mill or grinder.