Safety Tips and Precautions for Woodworkers

Working with tools can sometimes be dangerous. Over the last twelve years, I’ve had my share of nicks, scrapes, and one serious accident. When I look back on all the times I’ve had a “close call,” I realize they were caused by a number of things. Primarily, I wasn’t paying full attention to the task at hand. But there were a few times that I was tired and should not have been in the shop. Often, we don’t take the time to read all the safety instructions packaged with a new tool.

To avoid injury, read all the manufacturer’s information, don’t work if you’re tired, and eliminate any distractions so you can fully focus on the task. Spending the afternoon in a hospital emergency ward isn’t much fun.

Protecting Yourself

Sawdust is a fact of life in the shop and it can be dangerous, and even the best table saw can’t clean it’s own sawdust. Wear a dust mask when sanding or with any operation that creates dust.

Your ability to hear is another one of the senses that can he affected when using power tools. Wear earplugs or any of the other hearing protection aids that are available. Never turn on a machine without wearing hearing protection.

When you start woodworking, the first thing you should do is put on your safety glasses. If you normally wear glasses, get a prescription pair that is safety-rated.

Always know where your hands are when operating equipment. I ask myself that question each time I turn on a tool. And always use push sticks, paddles and guards. All machines should be operated with all safety attachments in place at all times.

Tool Safety

The router is one of the woodworker’s most important tools. It can create designs in minutes that would have taken a person days to finish by hand. It’s one of the best tools a woodworker has but it demands lots of respect.

Be mindful of where your hands arc with this and other power tools. High-speed router and drill bits, saw blades and sanding belts can just as easily cut you as wood.

Be careful!

More Safety Rules

Here are just a few safety rules that should be kept in mind and taught to anyone who works in your woodshop:

Read and understand all the instructions that come with your tools. Always wear safety glasses because even the most innocent looking hand too1 is a potential hazard. Be aware of the position of your hands and fingers when operating power tools. Keep a fire extinguisher in the woodshop and have it inspected regularly. Install a smoke alarm in the shop, as there is always a potential combustion hazard with sawdust and chemicals.

Wear hearing protection when using machines or power tools. Use caution when handling or disposing of chemicals. Wear a dust mask or respirator when there is a potential of high dust or chemical odor.

Work under proper lighting. If the area is properly lit, the chance of an accident is greatly decreased. Never attempt to change blades or bits on a tool that’s connected to power. Pull the plug or turn off the circuit breaker. Do not work when you are tired or taking medication. Keep blades and bits sharp. Dull tools can cause an accident.

These are a few safety rules that everyone should follow. But above all else, use common sense. If an operation seems dangerous – do not do it! Find another way to safely accomplish the task.

Safety Tips and Precautions for Woodworkers

Educate Your Audience In An Exciting Way To Get More Views

How to get more views for your videos? That is the billion dollar question in the picture. The answer is, the right video marketing strategy. To start with, focus on the content of the video that you upload. It should engage the customers in an exciting way. It should also be adding some value. That’s when you would get more views and your viewers would also watch your videos fully.

Educate your audience:

If your video is going to add some value to the audience then it would be better accepted. Would your video help solve some problem? Would it provide easy tips and hacks to help usual tasks be performed in a quicker and easier way? What really does the video offer? These are the questions that you should first ask yourself. When you stumble upon a video, you would definitely ask yourself this one question- “What is in it for me?” This really is the one question that viewers ask before watching any video. Educational videos that provide new information, nothing like the millions of other videos out there would be those that get better reach. Choose a theme that is educational.

Engaging content:

So you have chosen an educational theme. This would be a great way to start. Then comes the actual content. It should be framed so as to be engaging. The internet is explosively growing. To grab someone’s attention is tough and to retain the attention is even tougher. So the key is to present engaging content. If your video is totally irrelevant to the theme that you have mentioned, if it is not connected with the title, then viewers would abandon it. If your video does not offer something unique, if the viewers have already watched a similar content a hundred times, then your viewers would not proceed. So, devise a marketing strategy so as to excite your viewers and educate them with engaging content.

Educate Your Audience In An Exciting Way To Get More Views

Things To Be Kept In Mind When Deciding On Employee Remuneration

California is one of those states in the USA with stringent labour laws. The legislations pertaining to minimum wages and salaries to be paid are mentioned clearly. As per any general Federal and State legislations, there are some exemptions and clauses that need to be carefully considered in case a legal issue crops up.

The law may presume every employee in the non-exempt category; But whether you are exempt or not, an employee is definitely entitled to overtime pay, minimum wages, rest breaks as well as off days. The employer must bear the responsibility for this classification based on requirements for every applicable and valid exemption; if the conditions are not met, the employer must then comply with all the standard norms.

There are some categories under which these exceptions can be classified into- managerial or executive, administrative, commissions paid for sales targets achieved, and computer or other professional qualifications and artists.

The Labour Commissioner in California decides on whether a job comes under the exempt or non-exempt category. Those who come under the former usually are those who earn at least two times the state’s stipulated minimum wage for a full- time employment. However, salary payment for a full-time employee does not make them an exception to any of the State’s wage and hours laws or other legal verifications.

The deductions are limited and based on the salary of any exempted employee as per the discretions of the law. The employees too regularly exercise their independent judgement as per the existing market rates.

Though the Californian laws are stricter and specific than the labour laws, it is useful to gain knowledge on the basics of the Federal labour laws. The Federal legislations may be taken as a guide when there is no conflict between the Sate and the Centre.

Things To Be Kept In Mind When Deciding On Employee Remuneration