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Working Safely. Causes of eye injuries. Rock, soil or dust particles Objects thrown from equipment Spray cans Pesticides Tools. Goggles Safety glasses with shields Splash goggles Face shields. Eye protection. Welding masks. Protect against light and sparks Protect against flash burn

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causes of eye injuries
Causes of eye injuries
  • Rock, soil or dust particles
  • Objects thrown from equipment
  • Spray cans
  • Pesticides
  • Tools
eye protection
Goggles

Safety glasses with shields

Splash goggles

Face shields

Eye protection
welding masks
Welding masks
  • Protect against light and sparks
  • Protect against flash burn
  • Protect against UV and infrared light
sunglasses
Sunglasses
  • UV absorbent block 99% rays
  • Lenses labeled 400nm block 99% rays
  • Polycarbonate filter 100% UV rays
  • Photo chromatic are 100% UV protection
eyewear fit
Eyewear fit
  • Comfortable
  • Fit snugly
  • Shouldn’t interfere with work or vision
  • Durable
  • Easily cleaned
cost of eyewear
Cost of eyewear
  • Goggles and sunglasses available for under $10
  • Welding masks available for under $50
  • Photo chromatic lenses around $200
farming and accidents
Farming and accidents
  • Approximately 30,000 accidents/year involving farm machinery
  • Most machinery has a maximum speed of 20 MPH
  • Loud engines prevent drivers from hearing approaching traffic
slide10

Even at 400 feet (a sizable distance), the driver of a car traveling at 55 MPH has less than 10 seconds to react and avoid an accident with a SMV traveling at 20 MPH.

why use a slow moving vehicle emblem
Why use a slow moving vehicle emblem?
  • It’s the law!
  • Warns other traffic that you are a SMV
  • Cautions other drivers to slow down
it s the law
All vehicles traveling less tan 25 MPH on a public road must display the SMV emblem on the back of their vehicle.

Tractors

Horse-drawn carriages

Mowers

Construction equipment

It’s the law!
smv emblem law
Equilateral triangle

14 inches high

Fluorescent orange

Red reflective border

Clearly displayed rear and center

Placed point up

Lower edge at least 2 ft and not more than 6 ft above ground

SMV Emblem Law
emblem maintenance
Emblem maintenance
  • Sunlight causes fading
  • Inspect monthly
    • Effectiveness
    • Cleanliness
  • Keep extras on hand
  • Check for secure mounting
buying your emblem
Buying your emblem
  • Look for ASAE compliance
  • Reputable dealer
  • $8 - $10 per emblem
what is lockout tagout
What is lockout/tagout?
  • Step by step procedure
  • Defines protocol for appropriate shut down of equipment and machinery
  • Prevents injury from unexpected energy release
what are some sources of energy
Electricity

Thermal

Chemical

Hydraulic

Pneumatic

Mechanical

Gravity

What are some sources of energy?
lockout
Lockout

The placement of a lock or a block on an energy-isolating device to prevent the operation of the machine or equipment being serviced preventing the operation of the equipment until maintenance is complete.

tagout
Tagout

Attachment of a warning tag to a switch, valve or other energy isolating device indicating that the equipment is being serviced and is inoperable until the tagout device is removed.

why develop lockout tagout protocol
Why develop lockout/tagout protocol?
  • Prevents injuries
  • Serves as a warning
  • Sets a standard
  • Identifies mechanic
  • Assures equipment is secure
lockout tagout procedure
Lockout/Tagout procedure
  • Notification that procedure is scheduled
  • Shut down machinery
  • Locate the isolating device
  • Check condition of locks and tags
  • Affix lock and tag
  • Attempt to restart
  • Ready for servicing
when maintenance is complete
When maintenance is complete:
  • Reapply safety guards
  • Notify about energy restoration
  • Remove locks and tags
  • Restore energy
why is lockout preferred
Locks

Provide physical restraint

Can’t be removed

Can’t be ignored

Tags

Can be bypassed

May not be legible

Can fall off

Why is lockout preferred?
purchase locks and tags that
Purchase locks and tags that:
  • Identify who applied device
  • Identify who is servicing equipment
  • Withstand environmental factors
  • Withstand chemical exposure
  • Secure fasteners
  • Legible
standardized locks and tags
Standardized locks and tags
  • Same color
  • Same shape
  • Same size