Chapter 2:

Shop Safety

Upon successful completion of this lesson, you will be able to:



This is the most important lesson of this course. Machine shops are inherently dangerous environments. What you do not know can seriously injure you. The purpose of this chapter is to provide specific safety rules and develop an overall attitude of safety awareness. This awareness will lead to wariness which is your best defense against injury. Nurture this wariness until you develop a habit of always working in a thoughtful, methodical and deliberate way.

Never forget: No project or deadline is worth risking serious injury. Don't let a moment of inattention or neglect adversely impact the rest of your life.

Safety First