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Dress For Safety

Fashion trends don't dictate your woodworking attire, safety does. The wrong type of clothes can cause accidents. Be comfortable, but heed the following fashionable advice.


Your Ears
Wear hearing protection, such as muffs or ear plugs, when tools are running.

Your Eyes
Protect your eyes with goggles or safety glasses equipped with side shields when using woodworking power tools. Full-face shields give the utmost protection. For sanding operations, wear a dust mask that makes a tight seal around the nose and mouth.

Your Clothing
Roll long sleeves above the elbow or wear a short-sleeved shirt. Long hair should be tucked under a cap.

Your Accessories
Remove all jewelry, such as wristwatches, bracelets, or cumbersome rings. Do not wear ties or loose clothing that may catch in moving parts.

Your Shoes
Prevent slipping by wearing shoes with rubber soles.

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