Good Shop Practices

Good, safe practices can help reduce the risk of injury while working in your shop, making parts and at the competitions.

Here are a few good suggestions for in and around the shop

  • Wear safety glasses at all times
  • Wear closed toed shoes
  • Be sure you have an understanding and knowledge of all tools you are using
  • Don’t assume others know how to use tools – check with them and provide guideance if needed
  • Organize your tools and materials to save time
  • Know where the emergency power shut-offs are in your shop
  • Turn off equipment that is not in use
  • Cleap up the shop each night before leaving
  • No horseplay or games in the shop or classrooms
  • No loose clothing, hoodie ties, loose sleeves, long hair or jewelry around machines