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Saw safety tips to keep your hands safe at work

If you're a carpenter, you need to use a variety of saws at work, so you'll want to do everything you can to keep your hands safe. Saw injuries are common among those who work with wood and saws on a daily basis.

You or some of your coworkers could already be missing some finger tips as a result of a tragic saw accident. In order to stay safe and prevent another such accident, there are a few safety tips you'll want to keep in mind.

Safety tricks to keep your hands safe while using a saw

Here are some of the best saw safety tips around:

  • Don't use gloves: Some workers may be tempted to use gloves to keep their hands safe, but gloves can get trapped in a saw blade and cause your hand to get trapped in the machine. They also reduce your tactile sensitivity and prevent you from gripping your wood firmly.
  • Keep it clean: You need to clean the floor around your saw regularly to prevent slips and falls due to built up sawdust. That way you won't slip and fall into the saw or hit your head against anything in the work area.
  • Protect your eyes: If a stray piece of sawdust or a wood chip gets in your eyes, it could blind you. You should wear safety glasses, or prescription safety glasses, or glasses that fit over your own glasses to protect yourself.
  • Use a push stick: You should use a push stick to stay safe when you need to push a piece of wood close to the saw.
  • Don't get into an awkward position: You'll want to have both feet firmly on the ground whenever using your table saw. If anything looks like it will get awkward, or if you're in an awkward position, it increases your chance of losing your balance, slipping your hand and getting hurt.

There are so many more saw safety tips to consider

If you're using a saw, you should spend a few minutes looking at saw safety tips. Consider reviewing this information at least once a month to keep it fresh in your mind. If you keep your wits about you and stay safe you'll avoid the threat of serious hand injuries, and avoid the need to pursue a workers' compensation claim to get money to pay for your medical care.

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