Proper use of cleaners and solvents, such as acetone, mineral spirits, lacquer thinner, alcohol, ammonia, etc., would also be helpful. In short, coverage of the chemicals we use in the shop, and how to safely handle, use, and store them should be covered in the discussion.
It appears that the MSDS's are written by lawyers to protect the manufacturers, although they do contain useful information if one has the knowledge, training, and common sense to extract it. Would it be possible to compile common sense, practical safety guidelines for the small shop in the chemicals we use, considering the levels of exposure we commonly experience?
I think this would be a valuable service to our members.
I only mentioned chemicals here, because I did not see it suggested in the other posts. I am in agreement with the other suggestions on paints, lead dust, solder fumes, and silicosis protection in sandblasting. These are also very important.
As you know I posted the pic of our venting system on the Stained glas forum. Everyone seem to be involved with both discussion boards but I'm glad you found it.
I have posted it again for those how did not see it.
As mentioned in other posts, the fumes from the flux are maor of a problem than from the lead. Our system is vented to the outside. An in-line blower can be seen in the upper right hand corner of the pic.
Each table has a seperate off-on switch and each end of the flex-duct has a shot off damper.
You are certianly welcome to come over to see it if you want.