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Posted on What safety gear/equipment do you have in your shop?

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#1 posted 09-18-2012 01:07 PM

Last year the addition of a Panasonic 6.0 wireless phone system plus their range extender has now given me a telephone in the “Workshop in the Woods”, which is 110 yards from the house. In addition, I have a Radio Shack intercom with receivers in four rooms in the house. It transmits thru the electrical wiring.

I have a fire extinguisher on the wall next to the entrance/exit. a first aid kit is on a shelf in the bathroom. The workshop walls and ceiling are painted white, and a mixture of fluorescent and incandescent lights gives me a very well lit room. Lighting is definitely a safety consideration.

The saw guard is always in place. In addition to a dust collector for the main tools, I have a Fein vac that attaches to my 1/4 pad sander. An air cleaner on the ceiling takes care of the small microns of dust.

Thanks to the shooting sports, giving us excellent choices of hearing protectors, there is no excuse for not having this necessary hearing health item. I have Howard Leight electronic hearing protectors that allow normal conversation, and clamp out noises over 82 dBA.

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