|Work in the shop… Tired… Sleepy… Worried… Son… Daughter… Spouse… Mortgage… Car payment… Office… Factory… Hospital… Stock Market… Bank Account… And then, BAM !!! We are hit with a kickback on the table saw, or our hand runs into the blade at the band saw, or… Well, you get the idea.
This will be a week when we write about and discuss safety-related activities in the shop. It can be the tools we use; or the methods and procedures we use; or the music we listen to while we work; or whether we have company in the shop. Literally, anything that compromises or affects anything less than our total attention to what we do can influence whether we have an injury in the shop.
These five days will also be a yearly reminder to check ourselves, and determine if we are being safe in the shop. And, if we are not, we hope it will make us change the way we do things as we apply our wonderful craft! If you have a story to share, or photos, I would like to have you share it with the rest of us. I am sure we will all learn from your experience. Heck, it might even prevent MY next accident! I have a personal story or two to share with you, so make sure to read the blog.
To celebrate Safety Week I will have daily prizes for people signing up here on my blog. All you have to do is send me your name via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org , and you will be entered into all the drawings.
Sommerfeld Tools for Wood, one of my sponsors, has donated several items, to be given away on a daily basis for the five days of Safety Week.
You need register only once to be entered for all the give-away prizes. Sign up, and check in daily during the week of May 5 to May 9 to see if you have won. Thanks for participating – I look forward to your visits, and to learn about any incidents in YOUR shops. We can all learn from each other!