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Automotive. Safety Training. Eye Test. EYE PROTECTION. Your eyes can become infected or permanently damaged by many things in the shop. Metal and dirt particles as well as pressurized gases are just some of the hazards your eyes can become exposed to in the shop.

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  1. Automotive Safety Training

  2. Eye Test

  3. EYE PROTECTION • Your eyes can become infected or permanently damaged by many things in the shop. • Metal and dirt particles as well as pressurized gases are just some of the hazards your eyes can become exposed to in the shop.

  4. You do not want this to happen

  5. Or this

  6. Or this

  7. Or this

  8. Eye protection should be worn in the shop. • Prescription glasses do not offer sufficient protection and should not be worn as a substitute for safety glasses. • Wearing safety glasses at all times is a good habit to have. • If chemicals such as battery acid, fuel or solvent get into your eyes, flush them continuously with water and get medical attention Immediately.

  9. Summary-(this will be on the test) • Always wear proper eye protection. • If solvents ,chemicals etc. get in your eyes flush continuously with water and get medical help immediately. • Inform your instructor of any situation where you get something in your eye. No matter how minor

  10. Clothing • Your clothing should be well fitted and comfortable. • Loose, baggy clothing can easily become caught by moving parts and machinery. • The following slide shows attire that would be hazardous to wear in an automotive repair environment.

  11. Not automotive work clothes

  12. Loose, sagging and baggy pants are not appropriate shop attire. • Cut offs and shorts are also not appropriate for shop work. • Proper shop attire not only promotes safety but also a professional image. • Wear appropriate shop clothing and or uniforms. Make sure they are in good repair

  13. This is one example of proper clothing for automotive repair

  14. This is not

  15. Footwear • Automotive work involves handling ,many heavy objects • Shoes should be made of leather or similar material • Shoes should have non slip soles • Open-toed shoes or sandals are not appropriate for the shop

  16. The Good

  17. The bad

  18. And the completely inappropriate

  19. Summary- Clothing and Footwear • Loose baggy clothing is not appropriate in the shop and is in fact a hazard. • Take pride in your appearance and dress like a professional • Wear work shoes that are in good repair and have non slip soles. • Open toed shoes or sandals should not be worn.

  20. Hand Protection • Good hand protection is often overlooked • Unfortunately fingers are very easily removed working around machinery • Scrapes cuts and burns can easily become infected • Be smart, use the appropriate hand protection such as gloves and barrier creams.

  21. Also be aware…. • Gloves can become a hazard if they are worn around rotating equipment such as bench grinders or lathes. • Pay attention to what you are doing. Avoid distractions.


  23. Do not stick things in your ears

  24. Exposure to loud noise levels can lead to a loss of hearing. • Air wrenches, impact hammers, grinders are some examples of tolls used in the shop that create noise levels loud enough to cause damage. • Wear ear protection

  25. HAIR and JEWELRY • Long hair or loose, hanging jewelry pose the same hazards as loose fitting clothing. • Hair caught in machinery can pull a person into the machine as well as remove large portions of hair and the scalp. Yes, LARGE portions of the scalp. • Rings and jewelry also present a hazard working around automotive electrical systems.

  26. Other important Safety Warnings • Never smoke while working on a vehicle • NO HORSEPLAY IN THE SHOP • No practical jokes…they just escalate until bad things happen • Prevent burns, be aware of hot metal parts on a vehicle • When working on a hydraulic press wear safety glasses and make sure that pressure is applied to the part correctly. Also it is generally wise to stand to the side while applying pressure

  27. Keep isles clear by putting tools away • Roll up hoses and extension cords when not in use • Do not drape cords or hoses across an isle

  28. Lifting and Carrying • Knowing the proper way to lift something is important • Wear back protection devises when lifting a heavy object • Always lift within your ability • ASK FOR HELP LIFTING A HEAVY OBJECT

  29. Think about how you are going to lift something before beginning. • The following slides shows improper and proper ways of lifting an object.

  30. Place feet close to object • Keep back and elbows as straight as possible • Bend with your knees • Keep object close to your body • If you must change direction do not twist • When setting it down bend with your knees

  31. OSHA • Occupational Safety and Health Act. • Passed by the government in 1970 to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by authorizing enforcement of the standards under the act.

  32. SHOP HAZARDS • Flammable liquids such as gasoline, solvents and paint must be handled and stored properly in special metal containers or cabinets such as this one.

  33. Flammable materials such as oily rags must be stored in covered metal containers. Spontaneous combustion can result from rags left laying around.

  34. Batteries contain corrosive sulfuric acid and produce explosive hydrogen gas while charging. Always wear eye protection when working around batteries. They can explode. Battery Safety

  35. Liquids used in parts cleaning machines can be harmful to the skin and eyes

  36. High pressure air in the shop can become dangerous if it penetrates the skin

  37. Carbon Monoxide • Colorless • Odorless • Tasteless • Carbon Monoxide poisoning can kill you. • Operate vehicles using exhaust hoses or outside.

  38. This is not the correct way to check for carbon monoxide

  39. Slips and Falls • Most common form of on the job injury • Oil, Grease, Water are some of the liquids found in the shop that can pose a danger. • If you see a puddle on the floor no matter how small…..clean it up with absorbent and then dispose of it according to state, local and federal regulations


  41. Familiarize yourself with the location of all shop fire extinguishers. • Do not use any type of open flame to heat the work area. • Do not turn on the ignition or crank the engine with a gasoline line disconnected. • Store all combustible materials such as gasoline, paint, and oily rags in approved safety containers.

  42. Clean up gasoline, oil or grease spills immediately • Always wear clean shop clothes. • Do not wear oil soaked clothes. • Do not allow sparks and flames near batteries. • Welding tanks must be securely fastened in an upright position.

  43. This is a minor example of what can happen when a tank explodes

  44. Do not block doors, stairways or exits

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