Monday, May 2, 2011

Safety Awareness Week 2011

Safety Awareness Week 2011 is upon us again.  A couple years ago, Marc Spagnuolo set aside a week to focus on safety issues in the shop and now it is a recurring event, much like National Backup Day and equally without a plethora of useless Hallmark cards.

In this video, I go over a couple things I have in my shop to keep me counting to 10 with my shoes on.  Some are original ideas (that I know of) and some were stolen for the better good of my digits.

Safety is boring, kinda like backing up your personally penned haiku collection, but not nearly as boring as reading last year's Field & Stream in the ER waiting room.

If you have other suggestions, please add them in the comments!


  • Mark Rhodes said...

    Hi Paul,
    I bought the boom arm recently because I kept tripping/standing on the hose and cables, I shouldn't of underestimated how much safer my assembly room is now with the edition of this add on.

  • Dyami Plotke said...

    Nice video, Paul-Marcel. I think you covered just about everything.

    Thanks for the boom arm mention too (my secrete confession, even though they only take about 10 minutes to make, I only have one).

  • David said...


    Excellent video. The in-feed table idea i have not seen at its simple to make and setup!


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  • Vic Hubbard said...

    Great info, Paul. I hadn't really thought about body position and the bandsaw. You might have saved me in the future.

  • HalfInchShy said...

    Off camera, Brian, off camera! :)

    Thanks, Vic... my injury paranoia keeps me from getting into places like that. The day the blade snapped, I was happy I wasn't standing there (of course when a Resaw King snaps, you first cry, then think about that!)