Ask Adam Savage: Training a New Shop Employee With "All the PPE"

Publicerades den 13 apr 2021
Adam wasn't sure how to answer it at first, but here's his attempt to take on Tested member C2 Lawson's question, "I will be training a new employee on some shop equipment. With all the PPE: masks, safety glasses, hearing protection and distancing guidelines, I am struggling a bit with the best way to do this. Do you have any suggestions?" Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, like asking Adam a question:
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    • @Koda Reece You could have asked your friend for their password. I don't know why anyone would go through such trouble, but if they were ok with you having it, for whatever reason, doesn't it makes sense that it would be given to you upon request‽ Instagram does seem more personalised than other traditional “password sharing” sites like Netflix or Disney+ though. You are much better off in the long run subscribing to these services with your own account.

    • @Jedidiah Idris You do realise that you admitted to a felony in public. Good luck in prison, wanker!

    • @Koda Reece Just turn yourself in to the FBI already, no one else cares! People are available there, who will hang on your every word.

    • Would it possible to look at doing something about the subtitle for deaf people who want to follow you. It does not work now and you talk to fast in mouth to read the lips. Best regards

    • @Bradley Guliker It isn't live, he recorded it on a Thursday afternoon. That's all I have to offer right now, sorry It is, what it is!

  • Just happened to be watching this while doing my OSHA training online

  • @3:25 an now I am ABSOLUTELY 💯% intrigued about the aforementioned prank/jokes were played out in the bowels of the amazing iLM during its peak days of fame lol

  • I feel like he musunderstood the question. Seemed more like the guy was asking about effectively communicating instructions and teaching moments despite all those things being in the way making it hard to hear, read lips, or understand other means of communication.

  • So many people fail to understand 'professional' can really just be translated to 'don't be a dick when being paid'...

  • Whenever I’m passing someone in the hallway I say “on your right” or “on your left” or “behind you”

  • I know I'm a little late to watching this one, but I heard the question differently than how Adam answered it. What I heard was more "How do you effectively train someone on shop stuff when you both are wearing all of that PPE and standing 6 feet apart?" If you're both wearing respirators and hearing protection, and standing 6 feet apart, good luck understanding what the other guy is saying. You almost need to have communications gear like they used at airports for the ground support crews.

  • I interpreted the question to mean, "How, with all these *extra* safety protocols, do I train someome to use this dangerous, noisy machine if a) they can't get close enough to hear me and can't read my lips now either; and b) they can't get close enough to see how I operate the multiple levers, buttons, readouts and dials?

  • 💋🆂🅴🆇 🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴 🅽🆄🅳🅴 😍👌 ! 今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした. 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成%員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙 來調味g食物煮的時候 😍

  • Such excellent advice! I'll bet we've all had THAT coworker....

  • I would use a laser pointer! I would demonstrate how to do things safely, step back, let them do it but walk them through the safety steps by pointing with a laser pointer. I think Adam's right here but I think he glossed over the actual question: how do you train someone from 6 feet away?

  • The best way to learn a new skill is the same way a new physician learns. "1st See One, 2nd is to Do One, 3rd is to Teach One". At least being the senior paramedic at work is how I pass on my experience.

  • who actually uses safety glasses and hearing protection when they're working in their shop? nop. no1. you know if you're just ripping something on the tablesaw you just do it, no googles or dust suppression system... you just do it. that's how everyone's dad taught them to work to get a job and not get fired for being "safety guy". just kill everyone and keep your job. easy to talk when you're a multi-millionare.

  • I could ask a billion questions... but I'm not paying to do it so Adam doesn't care...

  • Just got my quest 2 and I love the tested VR app

  • I would be over the moon to see an Adam/Simone collab right now

  • I feel the need to address the mask falling below the nose thing. If you work as a waitstaff or as a cashier or a sales associate who has to speak to others often the mask is going to creep down your nose. If you have facial hair or even just stubble it's even worse. Not trying to make excuses just trying offer a possible explanation for why you might see workers at your favorite places with the drooping mask. If you are the customer with mask droop there is no excuse.

  • I work with models, I’ll cal them models because people will understand the term. In reality they are collaborators. Mostly we work one on one but at times I have a small crew of a stylist, makeup artists and also someone documenting the shoot. I’m not a photographer. I’m a painter but building, costuming and choreographing a complex work demands precisely what you are talking about. Being constantly aware of everyone in the room, which is always a lot smaller than it needs to be, is critical to a successful work path. The best professionals that I have had the pleasure of working with are masters at paying attention to details. Knowing how to manage a team that might not be getting along perfectly. Communicating constantly with everyone just as you say down to the finest detail is critical for getting the best result. It’s exhausting but when the right people are in the room they do a lot of your management for you because they understand how a team succeeds

  • I didn't realize that announcing you are passing behind someone was a food service thing. Worked in kitchens at nursing homes for a decade and that is just something I did. I still do it when I am at the store and someone is stocking shelves. I also rap on outward swinging doors and announce that it is opening. All our freezers had outward swinging doors so we did that so people would get carts and stuff out of the way.

  • Love this. Attentiveness. That’s about 90% of it right there.

  • adams dib haircut. lol. invader zim

  • This was a really interesting type of question to see Adam answer - because it's like, advice to a fellow maker who is also an employer, it really feels like a behind-the-scenes look into Adam's head, knowledge, experience and perspectives. Not that the builds and movies and Mythbusters questions DONT do that, of course. But this sort of 'educating the managers' talk feels SPECIAL. Teaching managers how to manage is like, something people don't DO ENOUGH? I think?? It's really helpful no matter WHAT level of the totem-pole you're currently on, to have some insight into how your superiors are thinking, what they have to prioritize, and how YOU, no matter who YOU are, can make their job easier. Working in food prep, definitely does that for ya. I didn't get QUITE my 'fair share' of it, but even with my short tenure, I'm STILL glad I never have to go back! :P

  • This new Shop training video practice brought to you by Adam Savage.

  • You know or stop pandering and go on with life

  • everyone needs to be required to work foodservice. The world will be way more understanding of everyone. I was working in a machine shop training a new worker who loved to do things he felt would be helpful. I was changing the belt on a mill when I saw his hand go up to the main power switch. I yanked my hands out of the machine as quickly as I could and tore into him. I am sure I invented some curse words with that.

  • As somebody that is hazmat certified These BS face masks are crap. You can double, triple, or even put 4 of them on, they aint working. For a face mask to work it has to complexly seal against your face. Aint crap protecting you or anybody else unless you are wearing a fully hermetically sealed mask that filters 100% of air.

  • im in welding school and we go over PPE in every section, every lesson, every day. that stuff is intense for a reason!

  • A challenging discussion. Yea.

  • "You gotta work with people to understand people man, that's just like, that's how you get to know people." - Adam Savage Somebody put that one shirt or a bumper sticker.

  • Shop/cave is looking organized and clean, milling machine looks much better then it used to.

  • I love watching these because in the middle it's like, wait, so you're saying the best way to train this new employee is to have them work in food service first.

  • I have to think that part of the problem in the question, is the difficulty in communicating with masks, hearing protection, loud machinery, and at a distance of 6 feet. That sounds like a worst case scenario for giving and understanding verbal instructions. Even without social distancing and masks, I found working in a loud factory to be very isolating, so much so, that I felt a little bit like how people with hearing impairments must feel.

  • Heads may think you know everything but, trust me, you don’t. Listen, ask lots of questions, and don’t skimp on PPE or tool guards. You never see hero’s simply just walking down the street after all.

  • The worst was always the sexist artwork of half-naked women in the shop. Awful to have to work with people who you KNOW simply from what they choose to display in their workspace do not value you as a person, but for what desires you can make them feel. Disgusting.

  • Oh my how you would show me the door! I am aware of other people but I love a good prank! Nothing hurtful though! Is there such a thing as a “minor” devilish prank? And always inventive pranks, not repetitive!

  • I thought the issue was more "Hearing protection + masking + distance -> can't hear you, can't see you speaking, can't understand what you are saying, can't see what you are doing" even while paying 'close' attention, than getting them to follow the protocols in the first place

  • Would recommend if possible printouts stuck on each piece of equipment showing what safety gear is needed and for the person to tick the sheet when they have put it on

  • Gasp! Is that the first time I've heard Adam say an unbleeped cussword?

  • Something I would tell a new employee, beyond WHAT the various protocols are, is WHY those protocols exist, and WHAT do they prevent. Mindlessly following a protocol is pointless. People will forgot an important step, or underestimate the danger, or, even worse: the protocol has become obsolete, and no one dared to question it because it is sacred. TELL people how it feels to have a 5" nail going through your hand. SHOW them what happens when someone accidentally hit a high-voltage wire. Keep busted up PPE around - there's nothing more effective to getting people to wear protective goggles than half a grinder disk embedded into some. Also get the new guy brand new PPE to their name, and a place to store them. No one wants to use goggles so scratched you can't see through them.

  • Look I'm in the minority but there's a level of "working together" that it becomes... Irritating. If ur a maker or work in any job where u work with ur hands you want to enjoy doing that Right? So maybe I put on music to discourage conversation unless it's absolutely nessesary and yes I purposely don't hold conversation when people catch me cuz I'm literally always focused on that job. I do think ur an amazing person to work with. Just sometimes guys like you can get offended if not everyone has a story at their belt ready to make people around him laugh. All I'm saying is sometimes a maker get enjoyment purely out of making and not having a buddy while doing it. Especially when some art director can just come in and change their mind and go another direction, wasting all your time and energy. You need something to hold on to. Thank you to the two who read all of this I'm sorry for ranting :)

  • First sentence is a tangent. Fantastic. Never change, never ever fucking change, you BEAUTIFUL nerd.

  • Just double up your face diapers and you'll be fine.

  • Working in a busy kitchen all you hear is people shouting "backs!" And "behind!". It's a good habit for any workplace.

  • pranks in the workshop are dangerous

  • ROMAN MARS 99% INVISIBLE IS THE BOMB!!! the two of you should collab, all I do is listen his podcast and watch your videos.......... so it would save me a little time...... ahaha jk

  • What a lovely unicorn Adam is 😊 both his absolutely amazing way he thinks, and also ofc his unicorn horn 😅

  • So to sum things up, don't be a d**k and use safety equipment! 😁👍

  • I do the majority of cooking, whenever I turn on a burner on our electric stove to heat up i always tell everyone that a burner is heating up.

  • It's simple: just rememeber all the things you wish you were being told at the beginning of a new job.

  • Love the custom Ace Ventura cosplay wig, Adam!

  • Adam's Tin Tin cosplay is clearly still in early stages.

  • That hair tho, distracting

  • Covid is no where near dangerous enough to harm your health by wearing a mask all the time. There are great treatments for it and unless your elderly the chances of dieing from it are 1/3 the chance from the flue. Stop creating a moist environment for nasties to grow and then breath it in.

  • "I want my gravestone to read "he was nice to work with" " is one of my favorite quotes by you, in one of my favorite speeches you've given.

  • I imagine Adam has some cool looking/designed PPE.

  • Since Covid started, PPE has given me a great respect for scientist's and emergency response people that have worn this long before Covid existed. Here's to you.

  • It's a sad day when intelligent people cave to propaganda. THERE ISN'T ONE SHRED OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF SOCIAL DISTANCING.

  • Even if you have a bad day, you can still smile so that others are not "infected" by your bad day. Give them a smile and you will get one back and your day might get better. So even if your day starts with a negative, maybe your friends and colleagues will help you find a positive feeling...

  • I somehow missed Adam having worked with Laura Kampf. That puts him a step closer to The Post-Apocalyptic Inventor than I thought (since he has worked with Laura Kampf as well).

  • You are my modern equivalent of Mr. Rogers.

  • I think it an idea to explain why you need to wear an certain item of ppe, like wearing safely glasses because bits of rust is flying about and could get in your eye that sort of thing

  • Start the training by letting him watch this video 👍

  • you absolutely skated the question.....

  • Liked Pitch Perfect? Wonder if he's tried Bring It On or Stick It?

  • Just had to restart 7 times because of adverts

  • Years ago I had a boss who said we all have bad days then she paused and then said leave your bad day outside the door and pick it up when you leave. I found that to be great advice which I’ve followed since that long ago night.

    • Great advice! Another is something I learned studying for my MET Degree(s). Professor said a good Engineer leaves his ego at the door on the way in and then gets it back on the way out. Having someone, even the lowliest "new hire", point out a mistake or potential mistake you're making is NO reason to get your knickers in a knot! A shop where everybody watches out for everybody else makes for productive, safe, and less stress environment!

  • Sorry but corona its the flu look at Texas man com on

  • God i love his tattoo, i don't even consider myself a maker, but just with basic home repair knowledge i built up from googling "HOW DO I FIX MY STOVE/WASHING MACHINE/OUTLETS/etc." makes me want to get a ruler tat like his. I hear skin is flexible, it likely would warp and not be accurate, but I'd still like it as a symbol of the mindset of that making/repairing/tinkering life. It's a powerful skill that can keep your mind sharp and save a good amount of money depending on the project you choose to take on.

    • @CountDoucheula I appreciate that reply, thank you. Danget you're getting me more interested to go for a tattoo hahaha!

    • I have a ruler tattoo going down my left forearm, but of a different design to Adam's. I have just the ruler lines, no numbers or numerical markings. I have 20cm broken into 5mm increments with longer lines for the whole numbers next to 8" broken into 1/8" increments with decreasingly shorter lines marking the 1/2, 1/4 & 1/8". Both lines start at the same point at the wrist, about an inch or so higher than the joint itself. Had it for a couple years now with no qualms. I'm 30hmhm years old now, in middling health but decent shape and have no intention on altering my body size drastically. It works exceedingly well for it's intended purpose; taking random measurements of screws or bits of wood & what have you. As for the wrinkle situation? I don't intend to be here to find out. I'm here for a good time, not a long time. If you want it, just go for it.

  • I believe the line from Pitch Perfect is “I love you awesome nerds.” I will accept that you love us too! I will second that I absolutely love the intimacy of these self filmed pandemic Tested videos!

  • Adam if you want to work with people and be known as easy to work with maybe start by respecting people with a different perspective than yours.... you seem like a fanatic about masks etc. You really need to chill out.

  • Wow, potty mouth Adam is in the house. Cool.

  • Please remain solitary after covid, this format is so much nicer

  • Adam, it would be a dream to meet/work with you. You are such an awesome, knowledgeable, and caring human being. Even if it was only for a day, I would be the luckiest person.

  • B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G h.o.T G.i.r.L's -L-o-V-e-S-e-X---❤️😘 ..👍 Clickhere : !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候1 1618383693

  • must be cold in the shop

  • Just speaking of safety, Adam. Boss recently expected me to hand feed a rod of plastic into a lathe, with a bit to round the end. Not one but about 4000 of them. Pretty sure it goes against every safety rule for lathes. And when I raised an issue with it I was told to "man up".

  • Hi, Adam great video as usual but I have got to ask, was the hair unicorn quaff deliberate 🤪😂.

  • Social distancing still? Why?

  • He said “now that I think about it” but was explaining something else. This man is legit on another level of genius!!

  • Being attentive or aware, or just plain courteous to the people around you is something that all of society needs more regardless where it is. Like just not playing music through your crappy phone speaker while you're walking around the supermarket, yes I've actually had to ask a girl to stop that - after which I was threatened with 'I'll fuck you up' by her dumb gang idiot friend, or morons using a bluetooth speaker for music while hiking in the bush - people go out there to get away from technology and to hear the sounds of nature for gods sake. There's a time and a place, people. BE MORE AWARE. It's that simple.

  • "when you work with people, you deal with their shit'. I love this sentiment Adam. And I absolutely agree.

  • So True Adam.

  • Metalshop in highschool had a "no hearing protection" rule. Shop teacher figured the slight hearing damage from using an angle grinder was worth paying if it meant you could hear him yell "DAVID STOP RIGHT NOW!" as you're about to cut into a gas tank, or other dangerous thing kids do.

    • I... don’t think I disagree tbh lmao! I’ve worked in a robotics classroom, we had a lathe. I don’t think I need to expound

  • How did you meet simone?

  • 5:30 I’m a professional chef and that’s true at most. In kitchens we are always moving with something that may hurt myself or my coworkers. Overtime you develop a spider sense to people around you and how to move through them.

  • Them's the rules if you want to work here successfully.

  • “None of this ‘below the nose’ bull$h!t.” “If you can smell my farts you aren’t wearing your mask correctly.” You’re also probably too close.

  • The convergent linguistic evolution that fills the sociobiological niche which occurs in the need to offer allied enthusiasts salutations.

  • my shop rules are 1. Be attentive to what or who is around you. 2. Read all the manuals for the power tools. 3. Always you the safety equipment and wear nothing that hangs or dangles. 4. Clean up after yourself. 5. Don't be a asshole and try and cut corners you will only hurt yourself and the project your working on. 6. Leave my shop the way you found it, and if you gotta leave a project behind to work on let me know and leave notes about it. My rules are simple at best but I have them clear and easy and posted on the wall.

  • Best option for social distancing with ppe (particularly hearing protection) - use electronic earmuffs. They'll block loud noises but the mics will boost your voice to a level they can hear from social distance.

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  • This is Christine. I'm a big fan. Hello beautiful geek.

  • I like Adam. This subject is squirmy.

  • I think I’ve seen that hair before on a munchkin in the Wizard of Oz, but it was green or orange!

  • Just ALWAYS practice what you preach with new employees Which you should be doing anyway but we're humans

  • "You've gotta work with people to understand people" referring to food service is absolutely correct. Retail, food service, gig work... you learn to appreciate good customers.

  • I'll be the first to say that my interpretation might be wrong, but I took the question not as "how do I get the new employee to wear PPE and practice social distancing" but rather "how do I go about being a good and safe shop instructor while we're both conforming to the additional PPE/SD requirements this pandemic's brought". Again, I might be totally wrong, but that's what the question sounded to me.

  • Situational awareness and listening to your co-workers are key elements of safety. Thinking about risk when you change tasks. Knowing how the PPE is properly worn.

  • @05:32, Love that you are keeping it real. Sometimes I want to smack people upside the head for half assing it

  • Set standards and keep to those standards, especially if you’re working in a place or on projects that require precise safety guidelines.