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Developing Safe Work Habits

Developing Safe Work Habits

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Developing Safe Work Habits

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  1. Developing Safe Work Habits • Unsafe behavior is the number one cause of accidents and injuries on the job and in workshops. Get into the habit of working safely. You’ll benefit yourself and your co-workers

  2. Develop a Safe Attitude • Work attentively and give your full attention to the task at hand. • Never indulge in “horseplay” or other foolish behavior. • The federal law that governs safety in a workplace is OSHA.

  3. Keep Yourself and the Work Area Neat and Clean • Fewer accidents occur in shops that are well maintained. • Prevent slips and falls by keeping the floor and work stations clean. • Wash your hands at the end of cleanup, not before!!!

  4. Dress for the Job. • Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, or dangling sleeves that can get caught in machinery or catch fire. • Do not wear sandals or open-toed shoes. Wear shoes that will fully cover your feet. • Always wear safety glasses

  5. General Safety (I) • All accidents should be reported to the instructor at once. • It is dangerous to store tanks unsecured. (See Picture) • Safety glasses should always be worn while operating machines. • Watches, arm bracelets, and jewelry can not be worn while operating machinery. • Long hair should be confined or tied back before working.

  6. General Safety (II) • Never operate any machine if the instructor is not present. • The instructor should inspect all special set-ups before they are used. This includes Oxy-Acetylene and wiring attachments. • Don’t touch hot metal. Use the tools to handle metal! (See picture)