Carpentry Safety Procedures

by Mr. Safety
(California)


Carpentry safety procedures that will knock your socks off these are the best safety tips in town. Safety first that is the number one rule in basic carpentry enjoy these tips that will help bring you to the top



1. Don't work on a project if you're tired. The U.S. military has found that fatigue is a key factor in most of its fatal accidents.

2. Never attempt a project if you are drinking alcohol or taking medications that can cause drowsiness or lack of concentration.

3. 'Don't wear loose fitting clothing. Baggy sleeves, neckties, scarves and open shirts and sweaters can gel caught in tools and machinery.

4. Remove all jewelry, including rings and watches, and tie up long hair.

5. Don't work alone if you cannot readily summon help if there is an accident.

6. Electric tools should be unplugged when making adjustments or attaching accessories.

7. Do not work in a shop with a cluttered floor. It's too easy to trip or slip.

8. For best results-and safer fingers and hands-install proper lighting.

9. Never disregard hazard warnings or eliminate or override carpentry tool's safety features.

10. Always read the labels before using cleaning solvents, finishing products and other chemicals.

11. Check to make sure the electrical service to the.workshop is sufficient to operate all tools and machinery safely.

12. Never use a tool for a purpose other than what it is intended.

13. Be sure any modification to a tool is within the design limits of that tool.

14. Don't add an accessory to a tool if it is not acceptable or safe. Particularly, don't add home-made cutting heads to tools that spin.

15. Check with your homeowner's insurance agent regarding coverage for accidents in the workshop.

16. Keep emergency numbers near a workshop phone. If possible, program your telephone to call police, fire or 911 emergency numbers.

17. Finally, be informed, alert and conscious of safety at all times.

An accident can shorten a life or end a rewarding hobby. Remember, power tools can cut. twist and crush human body parts just as they do wood, steel and plastic. They require knowledge to operate. Don't be afraid or too proud to increase your knowledge. Read manuals, woodworking magazines and newspaper articles and watch home-repair TV shows and videos. Use safely guards, wear protective eyewear. never work when you're fatigued and keep up-to-date on safety procedures and hazardous materials. Thanks for reading this page on carpentry safety procedures

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