Carpenters and woodworkers need to take careful consideration of their safety at all times while they work. Aside from the dangers of power tools, wood as a medium presents its own set of safety hazards. Keeping all safety concerns in mind and taking the appropriate measures to prevent them is critical to maintaining a safe workspace.
You should make sure that you are always wearing the proper safety gear while you work.
Safety glasses protect your eyes from flying shrapnel and debris. Standard glasses are not only incapable of protecting your eyes while woodworking, but they also present a significant additional safety hazard without the use of safety glasses or goggles.
Loud noises are dangerous for the health of your ears and could cause serious problems such as tinnitus. Anytime you need to use loud power tools, such as the Festool Plunge Cut Track Saw TS 75, make sure you have ear plugs in before you start up the machine. Keep these in as long as any loud tools or machines are running, and make sure they’re nearby so you can quickly grab them whenever you need them.
A face mask is critical for keeping wood dust out of your respiratory system. Wood dust presents a cancer risk, as well as the threat of respiratory issues. Even with an excellent dust collector, such as the Festool Dust Extractor CT 48, a mask will keep out tiny particles and prevent respiratory infection or other health problems.
Gloves are used to protect your hands from problems as small as splinters and as significant as serious cuts and burns. Quality gloves will keep you from seriously injuring your hands. Accidents happen even to the most vigilant carpenters and woodworkers, so don’t forego the gloves when your hands could be at risk.
It might sound kind of silly, but wearing appropriate footwear will protect you from falling equipment, wood, and tools. They can also keep you from slipping and falling, keeping you upright and offering exceptional traction, so you have control over your body and posture while you work.
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