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NOVA SAFETY NOTICES
This page contains information on:
- NOVA Recalls
- NOVA Chuck Safety Advisory
- General Best Safe Practices
- Proposition 65 For Californian Residents
For specific manuals, articles, user guides and frequently asked questions, please see the specific product page or our searchable support database.
There are no recalls at this time
NOVA CHUCK SAFETY ADVISORY
We only recommend the use of authentic NOVA accessories on your NOVA chucks. Using copies or other brands and products on your NOVA chucks could lead to issues like run out, detachment or product failure. Doing so will invalidate the comprehensive NOVA warranty and most importantly, use of unauthorized accessories may be unsafe.
BEST SAFE PRACTICES IN WOODTURNING AND WOODWORKING
NOVA is dedicated to the safe use and operation of all its products. Please read the product manual carefully before using or operating any of our NOVA Products. Learn the machine’s application and limitations, plus the specific hazards particular to it. Manuals can be downloaded from our product pages or you can contact us for the latest version of the manual to be sent to you.
ALWAYS USE A FULL FACE SHIELD – Strongly recommended (must comply with ANSI STANDARD Z87.1 -USA) Everyday eyeglasses usually are only impact-resistant, and safety glasses only protect eyes. A full face shield will protect the eyes and face. Also, use a face or dust mask if the cutting operation is dusty.
WEAR PROPER APPAREL.
Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets or other jewelry which may get caught in moving parts. Non-slip footwear is recommended. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
USE EAR PROTECTORS. Use ear muffs for extended period of operation. Use muffs rated to 103 DBA LEQ (8 hour).
DON’T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don’t use power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them to rain. Keep work area well lighted. Machinery and accessories are intended for indoor use only. Failure to do so may void the warranty.
GENERAL SAFETY GEAR
General article about appropriate safety equipment
GENERAL WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The below information is not intended to replace reading and thoroughly understanding your individual product manual. It is giving you a general overview only.
General Lathe Safety Information
General Chuck Safety Information
General Drill Press Safety Information
Attention California Residents:
Prop 65 entitles California consumers to special warnings for products that contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm if those products expose consumers to such chemicals above certain threshold levels. We care about our customers’ safety and hope that the information below helps with your buying decisions.
The general Proposition 65 notice is as follows:
Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
This product can expose you to chemicals (Rust Prevention Oil) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. Do not touch your eyes or face after unpacking until you have washed your hands. Its advised to wear disposable gloves while unpacking and while cleaning the product down for first use. Always unpack and clean in a well ventilated area. Always wash your hands after unpacking the product for first use. Dispose of packaging bags carefully. Read the Safety Data Sheet for this Rust Protectant Oil here: MSDS for rust protection
For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov