Part of Lesson Plan: Attitude, Attire and Accessories for Safety
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Student should wear appropriate clothing; typically jeans or "ben davis" wear. Clothing made of synthetic materials (eg nylon or polyester) can melt or catch fire and are discouraged. A long sleeve shirt is appropriate if entanglement risks are small. Boots are the first choice for footwear, sandals or smooth soled shoes are a safety hazard. Long hair, ponytails, facial hair should be tucked in or secured or the machinery may remove it for you. Necklaces, rings and bracelets should be removed, for the same reasons, especially when working on lathes, milling machines or drill presses. Heavy leather welding gloves should be used when handling work. Depending on the nature of the work, a protective leather apron, vest, hood, chaps or jacket should be worn to protect against burns and clothing damage. Hearing protection should be worn when engaged in noisy work. This can include heavy grinding, chisel or hammer use or use of pneumatic equipment. Students should not use tools or work in the shop if they are tired, sick, angry, intoxicated, hungover or otherwise not sharp mentally. Students should wear safety glasses at all times while in the shop and use a face shield when using a grinder or other tool that may throw debris or sparks. Welding goggles should be used for oxygen acetylene work; sunglasses don't provide sufficient protection. A full welding hood should be worn for high intensity welding work.