On the front page of the Business section in the Sunday, May 12, Lima News, there is a photo of an apprentice toolmaker operating a lathe machine. For several years I worked in the machinist trade for a number of companies before moving to Ohio.
Operator safety and plain common sense should always been a number one factor in any shop. Long sleeved clothing should never be allowed along with jewelry such as rings, wrist watches, neck chains and uncovered long hair. Approved safety glasses should always be worn. Some plant shops I worked in supplied work aprons for operators that covered any loose clothing being worn.
This photo shows several safety violations that have been described above. I think attention should be made to this apprentice program in this regard.
Jack Bevilockway, Lima