The first several weeks of class are spent learning about proper safety procedures in the Metal Shop. Students will take and pass a written safety test and will also need to demonstrate proper safety procedures.
Each table has a designated Table Engineer, who keeps a lookout for solid safety procedures being followed. This student reports to the teacher and also helps manage tools. The Table Engineer is an important part of maintaining a safe shop.
To make sure students always put safety first, we start each class period discussing an important safety quote. Students record these quotes in their safety journals and spend a few minutes discussing the importance of safety.