Safety in Woodworking

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Learn to protect yourself from hazards and prevent accidents before you start working with wood.

Once you have learned how to work safely, continue watching the remaining videos to get started on some woodworking. This content has been created to help anyone acquire a basic skill set in woodworking.

New to carpentry? Help is at hand! This video will show you to stay safe while working on your woodwork projects.

Music - Gilles B

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Safety in Woodworking.

In this video, you will learn how to protect during in woodworking in order to avoid accidents.

This four key steps to keep in mind are: the clothing, the preparation, the safety equipment and the tools.

STEP 1: Clothing.

Wear an apron before you start working to protect your body and clothes.

To prevent accidents, especially when working on power equipment, avoid wearing loose clothing and accessories like neckties or jewelry.

STEP 2: Preparation.

Stay calm, avoid distractions and always stay focused on the task at hand.

Always keep your workshop organized and tidy.

Make sure you have understood all instructions before you start working.

STEP 3 : Safety Equipment.

It's essential to take precaution against surprises by wearing proper safety equipment.

Beyond preventing accidents, safety equipment help you do a better job without being distracted by dust and noise.

Wear a dust mask to decrease the harm of invisible particles that can remain in the air for hours.

Wear Safety Glasses with side shields to protect your eyes from flying wood chips and sawdust.

Wear Safety Headphones or Earplugs to protect your hearing when handling loud machinery that can cause cumulative and irreversible damage to your hearing.

Wear extra grip gloves and keep your fingers away from cutting edges and heavy impact.

If wearing gloves obstructs the precise handling of tools, proceed without them, but handle the work with extra care.

To avoid dust-related health problems, make sure that you have good ventillation in your work space.

STEP 4: Tools.

The most important aspect of the work is the tools that you use to achieve the task.

Make sure that you learn all about your tools and machines before you proceed to work with them.

Use good quality tools and take care of them with regular maintenance.

You now know the basics of safety in woodworking.

Enjoy your work.

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