Tool and Safety Training Session 4/2 12-4PM in Danbury

Hello OYMT Members!

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

Reminder for our Tool and Safety Training Session that will take place this 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 complete skills that we may need for our work in Appalachia.

Please remember to bring your personal tool bag with the following items:

  • 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

Please mark everything with your name and pack all items in a drawstring bag.

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.

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,


P.S. At this point I have only heard that Lexi and Jamison are unable to attend so we expect to see ALL other team members at this training. 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 does not make this session will need to be trained and provide documentation that they have completed this training for safety purposes. Skills include: sheet rock cutting and taping, using power tools such as chop saws and saws all, nailing, painting, flooring, ladder safety and more.