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Workshop Hazard Hunt
Transcript of Workshop Hazard Hunt
equipment to protect both the operator and the employee performing maintenance from severe injury.
Workshop Hazard Hunt
Try to identify as many hazards as you can in the picture, then click through to see if you got them all
Air nozzles shall not be modified i.e. tape wrapped around the pressure relief holes.
Good housekeeping practices should always be used.
Guards should be
kept clean and be
used to protect the
The upper saw guide should be raised only enough to just clear the stock being cut.
Never wear loose clothing, jewelry, or gloves and tie up long hair while working with shop equipment
Cell phones shall not
be used while
Cords shall be routed where they do not pose a tripping hazard.
Why are they hazards?
How can you avoid those hazards?
Were these hazards easy to spot?
How could you approach your coworker if you saw them doing something unsafe?
Food for Thought
*The hazards shown in this presentation were staged to depict typical hazards found in general wood shop industry.
Special thanks goes out to FTDB for volunteering their site for this display
Maintenance should not be performed while equipment is in use.
Wearing safety glasses or
goggles will prevent debris
from getting into your eyes and save your eye sight.
Wearing the appropriate
hearing protection will
prevent permanent hearing
All chemical containers shall be labeled, even temporary/secondary containers
Drinks and food should not be consumed in areas like machine shops, labs, etc.
Safety glasses/goggles and hearing protection is required when working with shop equipment.
Chemical containers shall be labeled to ensure personnel know what is in their facility and what they working with, to prevent unintentional consumption, &/or mixing of incompatible materials.
When personnel consume drinks and food in these areas,
they run the risk of their drink or food products being contaminated with dusts, chemicals, radioactive particles, etc.
Routing cords in or near walkways can create trip hazards, create blockages in air or hydraulic lines, can damage internal electrical wires not visible which can cause fires or equipment damage, etc.
can create trip
hazards and/or fire hazards, attract
vermin and insects, unwanted odors,
Using dirty guards can
decrease visibility. Using dirty &/or ignoring guards can result loss of fingers, limbs, etc.
People can only devote their attention completely to one task at a time. If you are using a cell phone while performing other tasks, then your attention is divided between them and putting yourself at risk for injury.
Gloves, loose clothing, long hair, hanging jewelry, etc. will get caught up and pulled into moving rotating parts resulting in loss of body parts.
The saw guide or blade guard should be adjusted as close as possible to the material to protect the employee's hand from coming in contact with the blade.
Modifying air nozzles to blow at higher than permitted pressures can result in unwanted injuries, i.e. eye damage.