Safety Training 12-4pm April 2 in Danbury

Hello OYMT Members!

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

Great job to everyone who attended the Sensitivity Training Session! For those St. Barbara teens who were unable to attend, please talk to Shaun Berner about making up the session.

Wanted to give you a heads up for our next session because there are a few items you will need to gather before you arrive. It is our Tool and Safety Training Session and will take place on Saturday, April 2nd from 12-4 p.m. at Holy Trinity in Danbury. At this session we will be going over how to safely use a wide variety of tools and skills that we may need for our work in Appalachia including, sheet rock cutting and taping, using power tools such as chop saws and saws all, nailing, painting, flooring, ladder safety and more. Each teen will get signed off showing that they have trained in these areas. This is a critical part of what we do to keep everyone safe! Any teen who is not able to make this session will need to be trained on these skills and provide documentation that they have done this training for safety purposes.

On the trip we and ASP provide most of the tools that we will use. However, it is required that each teen bring a few basic items that are used frequently. We would like everyone to gather these supplies and bring to the Tool and Safety session. A leader will check that your bag is complete and then we will keep them at the church to use on our construction day and for the trip. Please mark everything with your name and pack all items in a drawstring bag.

The following items are required:

  • Work gloves (2 pairs preferable)
  • Hammer
  • Safety glasses if you have them
  • Measuring tape
  • Carpenter pencil
  • Flashlight
  • Nail apron if you have one
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Hat or bandana
  • Sunscreen

Other reminders:

  • Wear work boots or other heavy shoes—everyone will need these for the trip. If you don’t already have a pair it’s great to get them now and wear them for this and the following session to break them in. Nails and other debris on the worksite make sneakers insufficient for foot protection.
  • Long pants
  • T-shirts with sleeves
  • Stock sales

Eat lunch before you come. We’ll have snacks. As always, if you have any questions let us know.

In Christ, Susan