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2014 Safety Seminar Erika D., 1816 Safety Captain. General. Safety is a core value of FRC Think ahead Communicate Clean up after yourself Sleep and eat well Background checks for volunteers Adult-student ratio 1816 doesn’t publish students’ last names online/in media.

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general
General
  • Safety is a core value of FRC
  • Think ahead
  • Communicate
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Sleep and eat well
  • Background checks for volunteers
  • Adult-student ratio
  • 1816 doesn’t publish students’ last names online/in media
ppe personal protective equipment
PPE – Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safety Glasses
    • In the workshop, pit, and playing/practice fields
    • Anywhere that there’s a powered-on robot (driving, programming, wiring; in the hallway, commons, etc.)
  • Shoes (closed-toe and closed-heel)
  • Long pants
  • Tied-back long hair
  • No loose clothing
  • Gloves if necessary
  • Hearing protection if necessary
hand tools
Hand Tools
  • Don’t use a tool if it’s broken
  • Use the right tool
  • Know how to use the tool safely
  • Work on a stable surface, not on your hand or in the air
  • Watch out for blades (boxcutters, etc)
power tools
Power Tools
  • Don’t distract
  • Don’t be distracted
  • Don’t use it if it’s broken
  • Plan what you’re going to do
  • Know how to use the tool
  • Have a mentor present
  • Do not leave a tool unattended while it’s on
  • Don’t leave hot/dangerous items where people can touch them
lifting the robot
Lifting the Robot
  • Make sure nobody’s working on the robot
  • Make sure the robot is off
  • Communicate
  • Wear gloves
  • Keep a good grip
  • Lift with your legs, not with your back
  • Don’t twist; if you have to turn, then turn with your feet
robot
Robot
  • Don’t put your hands in the robot while it’s on
  • Don’t work on the robot if it’s on an unstable surface
  • Let out compressed air, turn off robot and relieve other sources of energy before working on it
  • Have people stand back before it’s powered on
  • Don’t drive too close to people
  • Notify people before enabling
batteries
Batteries
  • They contain sulfuric acid
  • Do not use a dropped battery
  • Do not use a battery that looks damaged (check before using)
  • Check battery wires
    • Tight connection
    • Well insulated
  • Do not pick up a battery by the wires (pick it up by the case)
batteries1
Batteries
  • If a battery leaks/explodes
    • Battery disposal kit
      • Chemical Safety Gloves
      • Bicarbonate of soda
      • Leak-proof container
    • Notify mentor and safety captain
    • Get medical assistance (if needed)
workshop
Workshop
  • PPE
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Ventilation
  • Emergency Contact Binder (with Mentor)
  • Know how to use tools
  • No running/horseplay
competitions first events
Competitions/FIRST Events
  • Pit
    • PPE
    • Clean and organized
    • Keep aisles clear
    • Kids 12 and under should have a person 18+ with them
    • Do not daisy chain power strips
  • Report any injuries to the Pit Administration Supervisor
  • No running/horseplay
travel
Travel
  • Cell Phones
    • Have team contacts
    • Keep it on and charged
  • Buddy System
  • Curfew
  • Respect others
  • Do not give out a team member’s number to a non-team-member
communicate
Communicate
  • If an accident happens or almost happens, tell a Mentor, the Build Lead, or the Safety Captain
  • If you see something that isn’t safe, tell the Safety Captain
  • If there’s a broken tool, tell someone
  • Before moving the robot, make sure everyone knows where it’s going
  • Before turning on the robot, make sure people knowit’s being turned on
  • When in doubt of the safety of a situation, ask
think ahead
Think Ahead
  • Before moving the robot, plan out where you’re moving it
  • Before using a tool, plan out what you’re going to do
  • Before leaving a tool, make sure it’s not an unattended hazard
  • If you’re not doing anything, don’t hang around the pit/workshop
animations resources
Animations/Resources
  • There are many safety animations made by FIRST teams. These and other safety resources can be found online at

www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/safety-video-and-manual