Shop safety and clearing the way

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Blog entry by sawblade1 posted 07-11-2010 12:35 AM 804 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This week I come and set the tone for my blog in response from Scotsman’s hand injury and my own, Hernias from your job are no fun!!!! As this week ended in a sour note with me almost losing my job over my manager being stupid and the only thing I can say I agreed with him about is the comment of if you don’t like your job go cut wood ! ya! I think I will do that, sorry for the rant but as woodworker we take safety for granted ( including me ) as we try to be safe and clean up scraps, put on era plugs, safety glasses etc. but we really don’t think of the other dangers like distraction, fatigue, the by God I’m gonna finish this’s and the fact that us guys are sometimes ashamed to ask for help because it’s heavy. I don’t like pain and I don’t like to see people in pain, ainjuries small or large affect us permanently losing that eye or finger hurts bu just imagine rupturing a disk in the back or tearing up worse. A sheet of plywood weigh around 50+ pounds lifting it onto a machine by yourself leads to trouble. I done it before you say with little or no repercussions but it takes only one time to be injured Always get help for the task Ask your co- worker at work , a fellow lumberjock, or a neighbor. Don’t work while drinking any kind of alcohol, tired or with lack of time to complete a task safely or even with medicines that make you drowsy even if you think you feel fine, I think the rest of us agree that we rather visit lumberjocks at home healthy than while they are sick or recovering. As for the second part of my blog clearing the way I am starting a shop cleanup and re-org that rivals any ones as I am building an 8×10’ addition to my shop to add lumber storage and to assist in keeping yard tools out of my path way I will post photos as I demo the old 10×10’ shed for the progress I am amping up my dust collection and building/ purchasing cabinets (to save time) and building shelves to keep me efficient as finding the right tools when you need them saves time My shop sometimes is less than pristine but I see ways to improve things and to make them better as I go so I will keep you posted as Each project is done!!!
until next week Stay safe

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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