Danray Products LLC, a maker of machine safeguards and accessories, now offers a variety of heavy-duty steel lathe chuck shields designed for lathes or similar machines to protect shop employees and be in OSHA and ANSI compliance. Lathe chuck shields serve two basic purposes: they provide a safeguard between individuals and point-of-operation or rotating hazards, and they protect individuals from flying chips, sparks, coolant, lubricant, and other substances, according to information from Danray Products .
The shield hinges left and rests at a 30-degree angle above the headstock, making it easy to change the chuck or workpiece. The operator doesn’t need to reach over the chuck to move the shield in and out of position. The front portion of the shield can also be hinged up to change the workpiece.