Safety, safety, safety

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Blog entry by douglbe posted 07-14-2008 11:44 PM 1140 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished reviewing a posted project by skeezics and he showed us his lost finger tip. Kudos for reminding us of the hazards in our workshops. I have been fortunate that I have not had a serious accident, but I have had my share of close calls from carelessness, shortcuts, and for just not knowing any better. We all need to be reminded of the dangers every time we step into our shops, we form bad habits, we think it can’t happen to us, and sometimes we just plain and simply don’t think about it. I have been a manufacturing supervisor for 23 years and I have always encouraged safety first and I feel I do a pretty good job of practicing what I preach. But, I to get careless far more than I like to admit. None of us are safe from our own inability to think safety at all times. We can never be too careful in the workshop and we really need to think about this all the time or we may not be returning to our beloved shops tomorrow.

Skeezics: I know that had to smart a bit and I really appreciate you reminding us of the dangers we face every time we go to work on our next masterpiece.

Thanks again,

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#1 posted 07-15-2008 12:02 AM

It’s scarey to think about how quickly an accident can happen, just that split second. There was another lumberjock who got cut using his table saw just yeasterday, and walked away with three cut fingers. Somehow he escaped needing any stiches to close the damage, which is rare. He was very lucky to not be missing three fingers. I try to always take a deep breath and slow down anytime I hit that start button. From working over 20 years as a Paramedic, I have seen to many accidents, to ever forget the damage that can be done to the human body. I have a world of respect for machines of all types.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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