Part I of this series covered safety attire that should be worn or available for use in a woodshop. In Part II, we cover some essential safety precautions to help prevent injury or provide first aid should an accident occur in the woodshop.
-Fully stocked first aid kit. A first aid kit should be available and accessible in the woodshop at all times. Even a small accident such as a minor cut should be treated right away to prevent further injury or infection.
-A working fire extinguisher. Like all electrical devices, electrical power tools pose a fire risk. The risk is increased with power tools due to the possibility of mistakenly sawing through a cord. Know where fire extinguishers are located in the woodshop and how to use them.
-Operator manuals for all Woodworking Safety Part I: Appropriate Woodshop Attire. An adequate supply of safety goggles, hearing protection, work gloves, dust masks and respirators should be kept on hand in every woodshop.
Maria Polidoro –
About the Author:
Maria Polidoro is the owner of Ace Tool Online, a leading provider of cordless and Amana router bit collection and over 70 other power tool brands.