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General wood shop safety

  • Is the overall condition of the shop good?<br>a. Clutter kept to a minimum<br>b. Clear working areas<br>c. People working safely<br>

  • Is the ventilation system operational, utilized, effective and have plan approval?

  • Are portable fire extinguisher available, accessible (36 inch clearance in front of extinguisher) inspected monthly, yearly and hydrostatic tested every 5 years.

  • Is portable power equipment in good condition, have proper guarding and electrical cord in good condition.

  • Is portable hand held power equipment in good condition, have proper guards installed and is the electrical cord in good condition?

Personal Protective Equipment (CFR 1910.132)

  • Is proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) available? See examples below.<br><br>Examples;<br>1. Hearing protection<br>2. Gloves<br>3. Eye and face protection<br>4. Apron when appropriate <br>5. Hard hat when required

  • Is PPE in good condition?

  • Is PPE used by the instructor and students?

  • Is PPE stored properly?

  • Has a PPE hazard assessment of the shop area been completed?

Machine guarding-Table saw

  • Is the blade guard in good condition and operating properly?

  • Is the guard in place when the machine is at rest?

  • Are non-kickback fingers installed and in place when required?

  • Are push sticks available and used?

  • Do students receive training prior to operating equipment?

Radial arm saw

  • Is the blade guard in good condition and operating properly?

  • Does the saw cutting head return to its original position when released by the operator?

  • Does the saw have an adjustable stop to limit forward travel distance of the blade during repeat cuts?

  • Are non-kickback fingers installed on both sides of the saw blade for ripping operations?

Band saw

  • Is the guard in good condition and operational?

  • Is a push stick available and used to control the stock when it is near the blade?

  • Is the guard used correctly?

  • Is the guard set to just clear the stock being cut?

  • Is a special jig or fixture used when cutting small pieces of stock?

Jig Saw

  • Are drive belts and pulleys properly guarded?

  • Is the portion of the blade below the table guarded?<br> <br>

Hand-fed jointers, horizontal head

  • Does the cutter head have an automatic (springloaded, self-enclosing) guard that exposes the cutter head only when the stock is being fed.

  • Is the cylindrical cutter head adjusted so that the knife projects no more than 1/8 inch beyond the cylindrical body of the head?

  • Is the cutter head adjusted so that the clearance between the path of the knife projection and the rear table is no more than 1/8 inch.

  • Are push sticks available and used?

Router table

  • Are all guards in place and working properly?

  • Are bits sharp and clean of rust and pitch to avoid excessive friction.<br>

  • When changing a bit, is the machine unplugged.<br>

  • Is the proper wrenches used to make tool adjustments?

  • Is the collet nut securely tightened and the unused portion of the bit covered by the guard before tool is used<br>


  • Are lathes used for turning long pieces of wood stock held only between the two centers equipped with long curved guards extending over the tops of the lathes in order to prevent the work pieces from being thrown out of the machines if they should become loose.<br>

Electrical Requirements.

  • Are all circuit breakers and fuse boxes labeled to indicate their purpose?

  • Are electrical cords, cables, and plugs kept in good repair?<br><br> a. Are flexible cords and cables fastened so that there is no direct pull on joints or terminal screws?<br> b. Are cords and cables free of splices and not run through windows, doorways, or holes in the wall?<br> C. Is the ground prong in place?

  • Are Junction boxes, outlets, switches, and fittings properly covered.

  • Are all electrical components approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for the specific location where the equipment will be used.<br>

  • Does each machine have a magnetic switch or other device to prevent automatic restarting of the machine after a power outage?

  • Are clearly marked controls within easy reach of the operator and away from the hazard area.

Fire hazards

  • Are flammable materials, such as paints, finishes, adhesives, and solvents used properly and stored In approved cabinets or rooms?

  • Are tasks particularly prone to fire and explosion hazards, such as spray painting, welding, and use of powder-actuated nail guns segregated.

  • Are students trained to recognize, avoid, and correct potentially hazardous conditions and behaviors.

  • Is blow-down of accumulated dust with compressed air permitted? Blowing dust with compressed air will create the very type of dust cloud that presents the greatest explosion hazard.

  • Are combustible and flammable materials such as lumber stock and chemical solvents segregated from each other and from ignition sources.

  • Does equipment in the work environment have an appropriately rated hazard classification?

  • Are used rags containing flammable and combustible liquids disposed of correctly.

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