Mike and Stick have pretty well covered the basics. Safety is a common sense approach that people fight out of laziness. Those types have no place in a shop environment. Safety is a culture that has to be embraced, accepted and practiced. One that happens it becomes second nature. The goal at the end of the day is to leave the way that you came; 10 finger, 10 toes, all limbs, eyesight, hearing etc. intact.
Eye, hand, and hearing protection should be, or become, second nature to anyone entering an area with any type of machinery. Loose clothing, long unrestrained hair and jewelry are often overlooked, also.
I have spent almost 40 years as a safety professional. I have heard all the excuses, seen all of the work-a-rounds, dealt with the "it'll never happen to me attitudes", and can tell some pretty horrific stories of those that ignored the basics.
Humans are basically weak and lazy, we find it is easier to ignore and avoid what causes us more work. That is the attitude that must be changed. You need to go out of your way to consistently wear those safety glasses, hearing protection, or dust mask. Sooner or later it becomes a habit and no longer causes more work.
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