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  1. Automotive Shop Safety

  2. Accidents in the Shop • Most are preventable with safe work habits. • Millions of non-fatal work related injuries every year costing billions in insurance, lost productivity, and workman's compensation payments. • Three out of five workers suffering eye injuries that occur in the work place were not wearing safety rated eye protection. • Use of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)

  3. Eye Protection • Must wear safety glasses at ALL times in the shop • When grinding with the pedestal grinder or hand grinder, you must wear a full face shield-SAFETY GLASSES ARE NOT ENOUGH! • Gas (Oxy-Acetylene) welding, cutting, or brazing requires a shade 5 lens in welding goggles. • Electrical welding (M.I.G., T.I.G, ARC, Heli-Arc) requires a shade 10 lens and a full welding helmet. • Eye burning from excessive bright light is called IRRADIATION.

  4. Hand/Skin Protection • Rubberized or Nitrile Gloves must be used when working with chemicals and the parts washer. • Use leather gloves when grinding and welding. • Use leather gloves when lifting heavy engine parts or transmissions. • Leather apron when welding • Rubberized apron when using the parts washer.

  5. Hearing Protection • When grinding, hammering, or using loud equipment-use hearing protection. • Ear Plugs • Ear Muffs • Banded plugs

  6. Respiratory Protection • When working with chemicals that give off fumes, extended time around gasoline, working on brakes or clutches that may contain asbestos, power sanding, and when using the parts washer for extended periods-use a respirator or dust mask as required. • Dust Particulate mask • Vapor Respirator

  7. Jewelry, Clothing and Shoes • No Jewelry (except small stud earrings) are allowed. • Clothing must be fitted and not hang down or off the body. • No sleeveless shirts • No shorts • No holes • No hats • No open toe shoes • No sandals or flip-flops • Work style shoes preferred • Leave shop clothes in your locker

  8. Compressed Air • Compressed air injuries include; eye, skin, respiratory and bloodstream embolisms. • Fine jet stream of compressed air at approximately 90 to 150 pounds per square inch (PSI) or more. • DO NOT use to clean you clothing or skin. • DO NOT use on brakes or clutches.

  9. Carcinogens • Cancer causing agents. • Chronic health problem (can take many repeated exposures to develop). • Can be absorbed through the skin, inhaled, or ingested. • Associated with kidney and liver damage • Asbestos • Mineral Spirits • Gasoline • Diesel Fuel • Lacquer Thinner

  10. Lifting heavy objects • Bend at the knees not at the waist • Straight Back • Feet as close as possible to the object • Lift with your legs, not your back • Move your feet • Get help if over 50 pounds.

  11. The Law • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) • “Right To Know” Law • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) • MSDS Book-readily available-NOT locked up • Training • Chemical handling, spill control, storage, signage, emergency procedures, flash points, fire extinguishing, compatibility, First aid.

  12. The EPA • Environmental Protection Agency • Governs all Environmental concerns • Waste oil, antifreeze, Refrigerant R12 and R134a, chemicals handling and disposal, waste oil filters. • HAZMAT training • Clean Air Act of 1990-exhaust emissions and chemical purging into the atmosphere. • R12 now illegal to produce

  13. Spills • Must be cleaned up immediately • Do NOT leave unguarded • Do not push out of the door or down the drains • Do not mix fluids • Antifreeze (Ethyl Glycol) is water soluble and can end up in wastewater plants, the aqua fir, or the water tables. • Waste oil can also seep into the aqua fir

  14. Jack and Jack stand safety • Jack the vehicle making sure the jack saddle is in contact with the frame or lifting point. • Place jack stands at equal heights under the frame or lifting points. • Let the jack down slowly until the vehicle is resting on the stands. • When finished, lift the vehicle off of the jack stands. • Use 2 hands on the jack stand to let it down. • Insure that nothing or no one was left under the vehicle. • Give the “Clear” signal very loudly. • Let the vehicle down slowly.

  15. Spontaneous Combustion • When something reaches its flashpoint, it will begin to burn WITHOUT an ignition source or spark. • Oily, chemical soaked rags • Fire proof container with tight fitting automatic lid.

  16. Working at Home • If you spill some antifreeze, clean it up immediately. • Dogs, cats and other animals are attracted by the sweet smell. • They cannot taste it. • They will die • You will cry

  17. FIRST AID • If another student is injured or is unconscious • DO NOT attempt to move the student • DO NOT ATTEMPT FIRST AID • Call for the instructor immediately • Stay Calm-panic will give us another emergency • All students not involved go to your desk in the classroom and stay quiet. • Help keep other students calm • If the instructor is unconscious: • Go out the classroom door and get help from another teacher • Dial 9-9-911 (Follow the procedure on the yellow emergency signs)

  18. Fire Extinguishers • Class A - Wood, paper, cardboard • Class B - Chemical, Grease, Oil, Gasoline • Class C - Electrical • Class D - Flammable Metals • Several combination extinguishers • We have class ABC in the shop

  19. Electrical Power Tools • Only Properly Grounded • DO NOT remove the ground prong • A ground fault will be very hazardous • Clamp your work in a vise- do not hold it in your hand • Disconnect your tool when not in use • Keep electrical cords away from sharp edges, chemicals, and oils

  20. Fire Prevention • Avoid tasks that create sparks around flammable liquids or gases • No heat or sparks near the fuel system • Avoid creating sparks and open flames near fuel leaks • DO NOT store any more than 5 gallons of fuel • Use only approved safety containers for storing chemicals and fuels • Immediately wipe up all fuel and chemical spills, especially flammable ones.

  21. Exhaust Gases • CO-Carbon Monoxide-colorless, odorless, and extremely deadly • CO2-Carbon Dioxide-what we exhale • NOx-Oxides of Nitrogen-Ozone depleting • HC-Hydrocarbons-Unburned fuels-rotten egg smell when high • O2-Oxygen-what we breathe

  22. Waste Storage • Waste oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and brake fluid goes in the waste oil drum- it is clearly marked. • Waste anti-freeze and water goes in the waste anti-freeze drum-clearly marked. • Waste chemicals must be stored in their original container and disposed of professionally.

  23. Battery Safety • Car batteries contain Electrolyte • Sulfuric Acid-Caustic (will burn your skin on contact) • Distilled Water-(No minerals or foreign particles) • The process of charging and discharging in a battery causes the electrolyte to create Hydrogen gas. • Highly flammable and explosive if in concentrations. • No spark, open flames, or heat sources around batteries.

  24. Safe Battery Service • When removing or reinstalling a battery • To prevent sparks which could ignite the hydrogen around the battery • Disconnect the negative FIRST • Reconnect the negative LAST

  25. Jump Starting a car • Pull the cars together • Stretch out your cables so the ends do NOT touch • Connect positive cable (red) to the live car’s positive post on the battery (+) • Connect the other end of the positive cable to the dead car’s positive post on the battery (+) • Connect the negative cable (black) to the live car’s negative post on the battery (-) • Make the last negative connection (black) (-) on the dead car’s ground (clean, unpainted, non-moving, metal part as far away from the battery as possible.

  26. Battery Charger Safety • When charging a battery with a charger • Make sure the charger is unplugged and the switches are OFF • Connect the red-positive cable to the battery (+) post. • Connect the black-negative cable to the battery (-) post. • Plug in the charger • Turn the charger on to the correct charge rate, amperage, and timer setting.

  27. Know Where to Go and What to DO! • Familiarize yourself with the safety equipment in the shop • Know the location of the telephones, fire extinguishers, emergency exits, fire alarm controls, emergency cutoff switches, and shop first aid kits. • Familiarize yourself with the location of all emergency and first aid procedures.

  28. Safety is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! • Come prepared to work safely • Appropriate dress • Long hair tied up • Safety glasses on when in the shop • Keep your hands, sleeves, pant legs and hair away from rotating engine parts and rotating equipment. • Belts • Fans • Drill Chucks • Lathe Shafts