Engineering & Technology Lab Safety

Safety Study Guide Terms for Engineering Concepts & Engineering Application Students
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Purpose of Safety
to reduce accidents in the workplace
Accidents
an unfortunate event resulting from carelessness or ignorance
Where are most accidents?
home
hazard
a dangerous situation that could cause an accident
Potential hazard
a situation that is visible but could become dangerous if combined with other situations or events
Immediate Hazard
A situation that is visible and presents an immediate danger
Hidden Hazard
an existing dangerous situation that is hidden from obvious view
Housekeeping
identifying and correcting hazardous situations or conditions
Maintanence
keeping tools, machines, and the work environment in the best possible condition
the right attitude
follow ALL safety rules; stay alert; don't take chances
Georgia Code 32-4201
Eye Protection is REQUIRED
Optional safety devices
protective equipment that is available but the individual must choose to use it. It does not work automatically.
Non-Optional safety devices
protective equpment that is operating whether or not we decide to use them
Arms, Hands, & Fingers
most at risk body part
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Cause of most accidents
position and actions of people
elements of a fire
oxygen, heat, fuel, and a flashpoint
Oxygen
ingredient of the air that covers the earth
heat
man, friction, sparks, magnified sunlight, spontaneous combustion
fuel
anything that will burn
flashpoints
the temperature at which a fuel starts to burn
Class A fire
ordinary combustibles
Class B fire
liquid and greese fire
Class C fire
electrical equipment
Fire extinguishers last
15 seconds
red
stop/danger/fire
orange
warning
yellow
caution
green
start/safety info
UL
Underwriters Laboratories
Machine adjustment
turn the power off and unplug it before getting permission to adjust
Cleaning machines
always use a brush
machine problems
turn off and call the teacher
screwdriver
torsion tool; material handling tool
hammer
shock tool; material handling tool
short circuit
an electrical defect that could cause a fire
chisel
shock tool; cutting tool; material handling tool
sandpaper
material handling tool
ABC Extinguisher
a multipurse dry chemical
Fire related deaths
smoke inhalation