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03-06-2008 11:55 PM

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Can you answer the following two questions in one second each?
Question 1. Where is your first-aid-kit located in your workshop?
Question 2. Where is your fire-extinguisher located in your workshop?
By now you might be telling yourself “Today I am going out and buy a….........

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#1 posted 03-07-2008 12:04 AM

Got # 2 covered, but would have to run into the house for # 1. Have to rectify that! At least a ling rolll of gauze and tape for immediate first aid. Hate to think about a tourniquet, but I guess i should.

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#2 posted 03-07-2008 12:08 AM

Fire extinguisher is in the middle of the shop. First aid kit is a bucket of finishing rags next to the door and the band aids that I usually have in my shirt pocket, especially if I’m using the chisels :]

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#3 posted 03-07-2008 12:34 AM

well i usually have band-aids somewhere around the shop

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#4 posted 03-07-2008 12:38 AM

1. 4 first aid kits placed in strategic locations around the shop
2. 6 fire extinguishers—one on each wall, one attached to the lathe (I do burnt edged platters) and one in the cabinet with my finishes.

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#5 posted 03-07-2008 12:59 AM

To be honest I don’t have either. This is one of those things that I have preached about several times on this site. It is not that these are ignored but rather we tend to get complacent about safety items and think that these situations always happen to someone else. After all the lack of a first aid kit can be explained by the fact that I never plan on cutting myself and I certainly don’t kindle any fires in the workshop- so why would they be needed? Seriously, these are essential tools to have in the workshop.

I guess I will go get the spare kit from the medicine closet upstairs and we used to have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen that we have never used and put somewhere in the storage area in the garage because it just kept getting in the way. I could find it and put it in the shop, I guess.

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#6 posted 03-07-2008 01:02 AM

1) My first aid kit is currently on the floor under the sink—still trying to figure out the best place to hang it.

2) One fire extinsguisher is hanging on its bracket in the garage (or “assembly area”). The one for the new shop is still in the box until I can figure out exactly where I want to hang it.

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#7 posted 03-07-2008 01:08 AM

Fire extinguisher: Right next to the main door. Anyone can see/get to it.
Duct tape and crazy-glue…er…”first aid kit” is hanging on pegboard right beside my sharpening station :)

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#8 posted 03-07-2008 01:20 AM

Fire extinguisher 1 back of shop, 2 main entry. first aid kit in cabinet by drillpress

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#9 posted 03-07-2008 01:52 AM

The only reason I’d need a fire extinguisher is if my BLO-soaked rag is balled up under my bench – which it isn’t. I don’t even have an electrical outlet in my shop.

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#10 posted 03-07-2008 02:52 AM

First aid kit is in the bathroom across the hall.

Fire extinguisher is… er… uh, I have to go now.

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#11 posted 03-07-2008 02:58 AM

right next to each other… By the door

-- making sawdust....

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#12 posted 03-07-2008 03:12 AM

I think I know where my fire extinguisher is, hanging on the wall just next to the door, and I know that the first aid kit is on the shelf next to my bench.

The thing with the first aid kit is that I only use it for the little bandaids. Two weeks ago, when I tried to lop off my finger with a chisel, I just grabbed the closest paper towel/rag, staunched the blood, and ran into the bathroom inside where I could wash and bandage it correctly. I did grab the first aid kit in the garage on the way in case it had some type of bandage I might need, but it didn’t. The big things tend to be like that, you go into the house to bandage them. The little scratches that might bleed a little more than necessary are the ones that I would use the garage kit for. This would be totally different if there was a sink or bathroom in my shop, but as it is connected to the house, I think it is often something that requires that you go inside to clean the wound up.

ps. Going to check if I was right about the Fire Extinguisher is where I thought it was right now.

:) Whee!, I remembered correctly!

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#13 posted 03-07-2008 03:27 AM

Fire Extinguisher is on the rear left side of my workbench which is next to the door to the house. never more then 10 steps away in plane sight.

First aid kit is in the the left side pocket of my SUV just outside my garage. 15 steps away. If my car isn’t in the drive way I am not there working! If I am driving in my car I have my first aid kit handy.

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#14 posted 03-07-2008 03:42 AM

Good questions for evryone to know the answer to.
1. Extinguisher is mounted just behind my door under the light light switch.
2. First aid kit on wall above my desk.
Thanks to another post a few weeks or months ago ( I have lost track) I even checked the first aid kit and did some updates.


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#15 posted 03-07-2008 12:38 PM

Extinguisher is upstairs in the kitchen (bad), First aid kit next to my drill press.

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