Shop Safety Rules

The following rules have been written for your safety and must be followed at all times. If you have any questions regarding the safe operation of any tool please ask Mr. Wild or one of the WorkStudy Students. It is your responsibility to know and understand the following...

  1. No person shall work in the shops while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Any student using prescribed drugs which can cause drowsiness, lightheadedness, or disorientation should notify both Mr. Wild and one of the Workstudy Students

  2. All persons working in the shops must be properly attired. This includes long pants and close-toe shoes. Hard-sole shoes should be worn if possible since "gym" shoes do not afford sufficient protection. Long hair is to be tied back or tucked under a hat to avoid any chance of it getting caught in the machinery.

  3. Dangling necklaces, large rings, loose scarves or long sleeves should not be worn in the Shop as they may become entangled in the machinery.

  4. Eye protection must be worn when operating any of the power tools. Ear protection is available. It is up to the student to determine when hearing protection is necessary.

  5. Keep your work area clean and organized. Periodically sweep up excessive waste and return unnecessary tools to the tool box.

  6. Before operating any power tools be sure all foreign materials are clear of the work area.

  7. Make sure that all power tools are turned off before leaving the machine. Never leave an unattended machine running.

  8. Unplug portable power tools when they are not being used.

  9. Unplug all power tools before changing blades, bits, or making adjustments.
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Posted: September 27, 2006
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