Orange County Blacksmith Guild
In Santa Ana, the first Aid kit is located just inside by the large shop doors.
The nearest clean water is in the restrooms.
Nearest Urgent Care information is located with the first Aid kit
Use impact resistant lenses with side shields.
Is your option, but recommended
Synthetic materials can melt to your skin when near hot metal, or flame.
Wear cotton or wool clothing. Loose rolled up sleeves, or turned cuffs on trousers,
are good for catching flying hot materials. Steel toe shoes with a thick sole
are a good investment. Aprons will save clothing.
Burns just happen in a blacksmith shop, usually minor.
If you should get a burn, immediately cool it in the water buckets placed around the shop.
Cool water will draw the heat away from the burn.
Note locations of fire extinguishers, slack tubs, exit doors.
If you see a safety issue, tell the instructor. If it needs immediate attention, and you
can do so, take care of the issue. Be careful and watchful for others in the
blacksmith shop. Hot metal should be treated with great respect. If the shop is
crowded and you have a need to show your work to an instructor, set it on
the forge, and have the instructor come to you, don’t carry a piece of hot
metal through a crowded shop.