Safety Workshop RohitNallamala Safety Captain & Vice President FIRST Team 102 ‘Gearheads’
By End of this workshop you will: • Identify and recognize the exposures and hazards linked to work-related illnesses and injuries. • Develop solutions and strategies to address these identified hazards. • Identify the items in a good first aid kit. • And fall in love with big bang theory
Start with a Safe Work Area • Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents. • Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, near flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks, which may ignite the dust or fumes. • Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away when using a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
Have your stuff organized • Make sure as a safety captain you ask your team members to put the tools and parts back where They belongs. • Save the last 15-20 minutes of the build meeting to cleanup. • Have a clean up day as one of the required meetings. • Don’t have one person do all the clean up like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYJOyqkjr04
Electricity can be Dangerous • Grounded tools (three pronged cords) must be plugged into a properly grounded installed outlet. Never remove or cut off the grounding prong or modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs. • Do not use AC only rated tools with a DC power supply. • Store battery packs away from other metal objects. • Don’t use or leave power tools in the rain or wet conditions. • Do Not Abuse a Extension Cord Throw these out immediately
Safety Precautions • Always read and understand the tool’s operation manual if you are using the tool for the first time or ask an veteran to help you. • Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when using a power tool. • Do not use tools when you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. • Dress right. Do not wear gloves, loose clothes or jewelry. Contain long hair. Loose clothes, gloves, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts. • Be sure the power tool’s switch is OFF before plugging it in • Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. A dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must be used when needed.
Have fire drills and emergency escape plans • Make sure everyone in the team knows where the fire exits are. • Make sure the emergency plan is posted in the main entrance of the workshop and everyone knows about its whereabouts even if they are just visiting for a day. • Like this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEV5sMkSMtE • Make sure you conduct atleast one fire drill in the season. When everyone exits the building during a fire a drill, make sure you reconvene in a safe place so that you can make sure everyone is out safely. • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhmk8IEDSrs
Do the Job Safely • Use the power tool accessories only for the jobs for which they were designed. • Secure and support the work piece. Use clamps and a stable work surface. Do not hold the work by hand or against your body. • Do not touch the drill bit, blade, cutter or the work piece immediately after operation; they may be very hot and may burn you.
Procedure for Handling a Leaking Battery • Neutralize it by pouring the sodium bicarbonate on all wetted surfaces. The bicarbonate of soda itself is not dangerous, and will react with the acid in the electrolyte leaving a safe residue that can be disposed of in a conventional manner such as rinsing with water • Follow emergency handling instructions of the MSDS and notify Mentor. • Put on the gloves before handling the battery. • Place the battery in a leak-proof container for removal • Be sure to neutralize any acid on the gloves before removing and storing them • Seek medical attention if skin came into contact with any chemicals • Properly dispose of the battery, which is now a hazardous material
Items in a good first aid kit • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches) • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes) • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch) • 5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram) • 5 antiseptic wipe packets • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each) • 1 blanket (space blanket) • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve) • 1 instant cold compress • 2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large) • 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each) • Scissors • 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide) • 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide) • 5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches) • 5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches) • Occlusive dressings • 2 triangular bandages • Tweezers • First aid Instruction booklet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7v7CmFJEZg