1. Chop Saw Dangers
    1. Cutting yourself, especially your hand, with the blade
    2. Getting hit by a kickback of the material and frequently also cutting yourself/hand as the kick back occurs
    3. Potential flying object hitting your eye
    4. Dangerous levels of noise
    5. Exposure to toxic particulates

    Chop Saw Remedies
    1. Training about how to safely use the specific table saw and following that training
    2. Training and be sure to use manufacture’s splitter and anti kick back device
    3. Wear your safety glasses rated ANSI Z87
    4. Wear hearing protection rated NRR – Noise Reduction Rating – typically below 30
    5. Use a dust collector and/or appropriate NIOSH rated, typically N95, particulate mask

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  2. Chop Saw Dangers
    1. Cutting yourself, especially your hand, with the blade
    2. Getting hit by a kickback of the material and frequently also cutting yourself/hand as the kick back occurs
    3. Potential flying object hitting your eye
    4. Dangerous levels of noise
    5. Exposure to toxic particulates

    Chop Saw Remedies
    1. Training about how to safely use the specific table saw and following that training
    2. Training and be sure to use manufacture’s splitter and anti kick back device
    3. Wear your safety glasses rated ANSI Z87
    4. Wear hearing protection rated NRR – Noise Reduction Rating – typically below 30
    5. Use a dust collector and/or appropriate NIOSH rated, typically N95, particulate mask

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  3. Skill Saw Dangers
    1. Cutting yourself, hand or other body parts like your leg
    2. Exposure to electrocution
    3. Kick back of the saw and subsequent danger of cutting yourself or falling
    4. Getting foreign objects in your eye
    5. Dangerous levels of noise
    6. Exposure to hazardous particulates

    Skill Saw Remedies
    1. Training on proper use of circular saws, especially important is the correct set up of the cut and the materials to be cut
    2. Use GFI protected power, proper electrical tool cord maintenance
    3. See #1 above. Proper set up, support your material, be careful about where you are cutting
    4. Wear Z87 ANSI rated glasses – all the time!
    5 Correctly use and wear rated hearing protection, NRR typically 30 or more
    6. Work in a well ventilated space and wear appropriate NIOSH rated, typically N95, particulate mask

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  4. Portable Saw Dangers
    1 Cutting yourself especially your hand
    2. Getting foreign objects in your eye
    3. Dangerous levels of noise
    4. Exposure to hazardous particulates

    Chop Saw Remedies
    1. Training on the particular chop saw; do not cut small pieces, do not cross arms
    2. Wear your ANSI rated safety glasses – Z 87
    3. Wear hearing protection, plugs or muffs, rated NRR – typically at least 30 or more
    4. Use dust collector AND wear appropriated NIOSH rated, typically N95 particulate mask

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