We are continuing our series discussing machine shop safety protocols. Previous articles covered the importance of wearing proper clothing and safety equipment, making sure all machinists and staff are properly trained on the machines they use, maintaining a clean machine shop, and performing regular maintenance on all equipment including laser cutting, laser engraving, CNC milling and CNC turning machines. Let’s take a look at a few more precision CNC machining protocols.
Machine Shop Rules
JW Machine has strict rules for our machine shop. We not only follow OSHA standards, but we have additional requirements that further exceed their recommendations. Some of the rules we enforce include proper lifting, never leaving any equipment including CNC milling, CNC turning, laser cutting and laser engraving machines unattended while running, requiring machinists and staff to be alert while on the machine shop floor, immediately addressing any cuts or wounds, and storing oily and/or dirty rags in fireproof canisters.
Another machine shop safety measure we take seriously is making sure all emergency exits are clearly marked and that the doors are always in working order. Machine shop staff are required to know where all of the emergency exits are and how to operate the doors for a safe exit.
JW Machine is an AS 9100 certified machine shop that partners with esteemed industries such as aerospace, defense, and OEM parts manufacturing to deliver their prototypes to production manufacturing and contract manufacturing needs. Some of the precision CNC machining services we provide include laser cutting, laser engraving, CNC milling, CNC turning, small part machining, and close tolerance machining. Give us a call to get started on your project today!