September 2019 Meeting – Lani Gabriel

Tuesday, September 3rd at 7pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Lani Gabriel wants you to be safe in your shop! Born and raised in Port Orchard, WA, she studied environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington, in Seattle, where she spent 4 years in laboratory work (research labs and an environmental lab). She has worked for Washington State Labor & Industries, for the past 6 years, as a compliance officer and now as a consultant.

Lani will talk about simple steps to safely handle a chemical product: reviewing the product label and the safety data sheet, determining what personal protective equipment (respirator, gloves, eye protection) is required, and how to make the appropriate selection (i.e. dust mask vs. organic vapor respirator, nitrile gloves vs. butyl gloves, goggles vs. glasses), and when to consider an alternative product. She will touch on all the major woodworking finish chemical categories. If there’s time, she’ll talk about other shop hazards, such as the need for hearing and eye protection.

Don’t miss this chance to ask questions and ensure you’ll be around to enjoy woodworking, with all your faculties, long into the future.