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LEFT: Scandia Canvas Works & Sail Loft
designed its shop for maximum safety
and efficiency. The large shop floor
affords easy access to all safety gear,
workspaces are kept clear of clutter and
LED lighting is used to increase visibility.
Photographer: Dan Egger Photography.
Photo: Scandia Canvas Works & Sail Loft
BELOW: Aaron Stroud, owner of Canvas
Barn Marine Trimming, believes a clean
and orderly environment is key to reducing
safety hazards. All scraps are placed
directly into trash cans, electrical leads
and air lines are hung to prevent tripping
and personnel are never more than 12 feet
away from any fire extinguisher.
Photo: Canvas Barn Marine Trimming
says. " We have 21 steps leading up to our
shop and if you're carrying an item that
limits visibility, it could be a disaster. We
encourage teamwork when it comes to
bringing up or taking down projects. "
Custom Canvas reinforces safety
through training and monthly meetings
where staff is encouraged to bring up
any concerns, says McKee. Policies
on proper attire (including " sensible
shoes " ), the use of scissor holsters, tool
maintenance and PPE are in effect.
Other safety measures include a noisedampening
area for metalwork, first aid
kits, fire extinguishers and ventilation.
" We keep our crew safe with signage
and awareness, cleanliness and PPE,
training and communication, "
says
McKee, who relies on federal and
state websites for
accurate signage.
" Sometimes people are not as accepting
of change, but once the procedure is
explained as to why it has changed,
people are more receptive. "
Skrzynski stresses the value of getting
an outside assessment, suggesting
that shop owners invite their workers'
comp representative or someone from
the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) to come in
and conduct a safety study.
" Many of us feel like we are safe enough
as we cannot clearly see the issues around
us. I'd encourage a fresh set of eyes.
Human nature is to grow complacent
until something bad happens, " he says.
" Then we are smacked with the need
to change. "
Pamela Mills-Senn is a freelance writer
based in Seal Beach, Calif.
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" Many of us feel like
we are safe enough...
until something
bad happens. "
Edward Skrzynski
Marco Canvas & Upholstery LLC
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