I thought I'd post something that happened during my school's latest production. I have a very good, hard working stage construction crew comprised mostly of sophomore girls that uses a variety of tools to build our sets. Our scene shop is new and we do not have a lot of equipment in it. We do have a small chop saw (miter saw), drills, and hand saws. I have rules in place (similar to our shop teacher's rules) about wearing safety gogles and no loose clothing... etc... but never once thought about these sophomore's waist length hair. One day I was on stage helping one group (I break the kids up into groups of 3 - 4 to tackle individual projects) hang a set of French doors. I heard the chop saw start, so I looked back into the room to be sure that the group using it was using it safely. One of my stage girls was cutting a piece of 2 x 4 on the chop saw and her hair was dangling right over the blade. I screamed STOP **** (name edited). She did asking me what was wrong. I had her look where her hair was hanging... We now have a new addendum to our shop rules. All long haired people must tie their hair up into a short bob (because a long pony tail will tangle in the saw just as easily as the loose hair) or wadded up under a hat. Most of the girls pulled their hair up under a hat (which they designed with "stage crew" written on it). I also told our shop teacher.