Never attempt to operate a machine
that you haven't been trained and
authorized to operate. Machine safety
begins with training. Be sure you
understand how the machine works
and what to do if it begins operating
imprcperly....watch for improper
movernents, new sounds, electrical
odors, and fluid leaks.
Moving machine parts like belts and pulleys, gears, chains and
sprockets, and conveyor belts have pinch points which can grab a
finger or your flesh causing injury. Machine guards should also be
installed to cover such points and prevent inadvertent contact.
Loose fitting clothing should not be worn and long hair should be
protected when working near machines.
HEAT AND LIGHT
Heat, laser light and U.V. light are produced
by some machines and caution must be
exercised. Emitted light may be harmful and
proper shielding may be needed on your
eyes or the machine. Hot parts of a machine
should be clearly indicated so you can avoid
contact or wear protective gloves.
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EMERGENCY SHUT OFF
Always know how to turn off
and de-energize the machine
you operate in case there is an
emergency. Energy sources may be
electrical, compressed gas, hydraulic,
steam or other forms.
HICH VOLTAGE AND
Exposed wires or
or wiring is a potential hazard. All machine
covers should be in place and securely closed.
Electric cords which are frayed or worn should be
replaced by a qualified electrician to prevent
Always obey posted signs and safety tags.
unsafe machines or machines locked out for
maintenance work should be clearly marked and
locked out. Locks and tags should only be
removed by authorized personnel following
lockout and tagout procedures.
EYE AND EAR PROTECTION
Some machines are noisy, so operators should wear
hearing protection. Many machines can also eject small
flying fragments which could strike your eye, so eye
protection should always be worn when operating
machinery. Your co-workers working near the machinery
should also wear eye protection.
Oil or liquids on the floor around
machines can be a dangerous slipping
hazard. If you slip or lose your balance
and fall in to the machine you could
be seriously hurt by moving parts.
Keep the floor area
clean and dry!
GAS, HYDRAULICS AND
Many machines use gas, compressed
air or hydraulics as an energy source.
Pipes and hoses should be checked
visually for leaks which could impair
machine operation or create an
Some machines raise a weight which
represents stored energy. Even though
the machine may be turned off, a raised
load could fall causing injury. Some
machines store electricity in capacitors
or mechanical energy in wound springs.
Be careful around machines that have
stored energy, be sure you're trained on
the machine and know its dangers.