Shop Safety

A vital subject worthy of review, here’s how to stay safe when working in your shop.

by Paul Mazan

If you’re like me, the very title of this article has you nodding off. But, hold on a second. What you don’t know can hurt you and disable you for a lifetime. We have all been given the safety rules of handling firearms many times and observe them because the consequences of not observing them can be fatal. But, how about the in the shop?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were approximately 421,000 work injuries in the manufacturing trades in 2019 that required a day off. There is no telling how many total injuries there were. If you think about the number of opportunities there are around the shop to get hurt it is mind boggling.

I was fortunate to have worked for Bob Brownell, the Founder of Brownells Inc., for several years and he was full of practical advice gained from years of gunsmithing experience. Even better than having all that knowledge, he was always willing to share it. One of his many observations was that…

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