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A Two Minute Safety Tip

My granddaughters, ages 8 and 11, like to come into my workshop when they arrive at my home. They know that when they come down the basement stairs, they are to stand at the door until the machine I am running is shut off...then they knock.

They know that I don't want them in the room when I am running machines that could kick back or be dangerous to them, and I don't want them surprising me.

My wife knows to do the same when she brings a treat or has a question.

And of course, they all wear safety glasses when we work on their projects.

The recent story in the news about the young college girl that was killed when her long hair got caught in a lab machine prompted me to make sure the girls (long haired) understand that long hair in the shop is dangerous. They know to respect spinning, turning things by wearing hats and pulling their hair back.

John Beatty

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