Shop Safety Manual

Charlotte Woodworkers Association (CWA) has produced this safety manual related to operation of CWA workshop woodworking machinery, tools and equipment. The information it contains has been compiled from various sources using reasonable care. However, the manual does not address every possible situation and unforeseen circumstances may make the recommendations it contains inapplicable to some operations. The reader of the manual is reminded that working safely is the responsibility of each individual when working with woodworking tools and equipment. Charlotte Woodworkers Association does not assume liability for damage or injury resulting from guidance contained in the manual. The reader of this manual affirms his or her agreement to waive any claim of liability he or she may have against Charlotte Woodworkers by implementing any procedure or recommendation contained in this manual.

Table of Contents

General Shop Safety

CWA Shop Rules and Guidelines

Electrical Safety

Shop Safety Best Practices

Stationary Power Tool Safety

Air Compressor Safety

Band Saw Safety

Belt Disc Sander Safety

Bench Grinder Safety

Drill Press Safety

Drum Thickness Sander Safety

Hollow Chisel Mortiser Safety

Jointer Safety

Lathe Safety

Miter Saw Safety

Oscillating Spindle Sander Safety

Radial Arm Saw Safety

Router Table Safety

Scroll Saw Safety

Table Saw Safety

Thickness Planer Safety

Biscuit Joiner Safety

Circular Saw Safety

Electric Drill Safety

Handheld Sander Safety

Jigsaw Safety

Nailer and Stapler Safety

Router Safety

Hand Tool Safety

Hand Saw and Edge Tool Safety