When we think of workplace safety, things like hearing and eye protection typically come to mind. Or, is it hold downs, feather boards and push sticks? Dust collection? Not drinking before you operate power tools?
My point is that we often overlook one very important part of shop safety – what we’re wearing on our feet. There are lots of hazards that could affect us down there – from dropped objects to stepping on sharp items. And then there’s the slipping hazards, splashed chemicals and other concerns.
If a foot or both feet are hurt, you could be out of the shop for quite a long time.
This week, let us know what kind of footwear you slip on before you head out to the shop.