Woodshop Access Policy

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Because of the hazardous nature of these tools, before anyone can use the tools, they must pass a regularly scheduled shop safety course that will be posted on the calendar. We want everyone to go home safe and in one piece! SAFE OPERATION of tools is top priority.

Anyone entering the shop will be required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, hearing protection, and possibly dust masks (these will be available for purchase).

To protect machinery as well as to protect other members, only domestic lumber or veneer or WELL INSPECTED reclaimed lumber free of sand, gravel, nails, screws, staples or finish will be allowed in the shop, pressure treated lumber is hazardous and will not be allowed any time. Some people are allergic to certain lumber and have become sensitized to being near the materials, therefore no exotic lumber or veneer (such as the rosewood family, cocobolo, spalted, etc) will be allowed in the shop to protect all members. When in doubt, ask.

It is HIGHLY recommended that we use a buddy system, where no single person is working in the shop without a second person in the building so that if there is an injury, somebody else is there to call for help or assist you.

Approved by the Board of Directors September 18, 2015.