•Setting up and running a machine shop isn't
easy. There are many things to consider
before even beginning to use the equipment
in a machine shop.
Here are the procedures to follow to
ensure safety and to keep the machine
shop running efficiently.
1. All machine tool operators must be trained in the
use of the machines they will be using. Check
references and records to be sure all workers are
Personnel must always wear closed-toe shoes, and
should wear steel-toe safety shoes when carrying or
working with heavy objects or tools.
Long hair must be tied back and completely out of
No neckties, dangling jewelry, or loose-fitting sleeves
are allowed in most machine shops.
Eye protection is mandatory in the machine shop.
Ear protection may be required depending on how
loud the equipment is.
1. Equipment must be inspected and lubricated properly every
2. Sharpening and cutting tools such as drill bits, end mills, and
lathe turning tools must be inspected every week and sharpened
when necessary. An inspection and sharpening logbook should be
kept and updated each week.
3. Every month milling machines must be inspected and properly
4. Because dirt is a major cause of machine misalignment and
malfunction, machines should be cleaned after every use by the
person who used the equipment. That person should also pick up
any debris and dispose of it properly.
5. Hand tools and measuring tools must be returned to their
designated places after each use.
Machine shops employ powerful, heavy
machinery that can be dangerous if used by
unqualified workers or if used in an unsafe
Safety and maintenance must be top priorities
for the machine shop employees and supervisor.
Every worker must be trained in safety measures
and must remain alert at all times to prevent
accidents and damage to equipment and tools.
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Article Submitted By: Whitney Segura
Saturday, 20 February 2010