Every day during team meetings the team is presented a safety briefing on a hazardous topic in the shop. Briefings include:
Power Tool Safety
Hand Tool Safety
Hand and Foot Protection
Team 3250 makes safety a top priority. We do our best to keep the shop above OSHA and 5s standards. Every year, each team member researches a unique safety topic then writes, directs, and edits a video on it. The topics involve hazards in the shop and how to prevent all accidents that may occur. Each member must also complete multiple online safety courses through S/P2 before they are allowed to use any machinery. We keep safety a priority throughout the season with safety briefings, general overviews on safety topics, and safety posters, informational posters pasted on all the different machinery in the shop detailing the proper use of the machine it is posted on.
As a team we do our best to express the importance of "5s Safety." By doing this, we ensure safe and productive work. 5s Safety is a system of organization that is completed in 5 separate phases. The phases are; sort, set, shine, standardize and sustain.
The first phase is sort. When sorting, remove any unneeded material/tools from your workplace. BY doing this, you can eradicate obstacles to work more efficiently.
The second phase is set. This phase involves creating designated places for tools and actually putting the tools where they belong. By preforming this phase, people can find the tools when they need them, and work can go by faster and smoother
The third phase is shine. This phase is the upkeep of the workplace, like inspecting machinery before and after use, cleaning the workspace and machinery as you work and being aware of any hazardous debris. The shine phase is to prevent deterioration in equipment and shop space.
The fourth phase is standardize. Standardizing is the most important phase of 5s Safety. In this phase, the first three phases are made habitual, so that they may be most effective.
The fifth and final phase is sustain. In this phase, you put all established procedures into practice in the workplace, providing a safer environment and faster work flow.
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