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1 Safety Tutorial for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning David C. Thompson Broome Tioga BOCES

2 2 Training Tasks for HVAC Trades Safety: Getting Started Trades Safety: Getting Started Working Safely with Chemicals Working Safely with Chemicals Fire Safety Fire Safety Safe Handling of Pressurized Gasses and Welding Safe Handling of Pressurized Gasses and Welding Electrical Safety for the Trades Electrical Safety for the Trades Material Handling Safety Material Handling Safety Machine Shop Safety Machine Shop Safety

3 3 Pre-Test 1. Freon is a gas used in torches. 1. Freon is a gas used in torches. 2. Sweating is a bad thing when soldering pipes together. 2. Sweating is a bad thing when soldering pipes together. 3. PSIG stands for pounds per square inch gauge. 3. PSIG stands for pounds per square inch gauge. 4. Pipe dope is a narcotic. 4. Pipe dope is a narcotic. 5. The electrodes on a fuel oil burner run at 220 volts. 5. The electrodes on a fuel oil burner run at 220 volts.

4 4 Pre-Test Answers 1. False 1. False 2. False 2. False 3. True 3. True 4. False 4. False 5. False 5. False

5 5 Appropriate Clothes Long Sleeved Shirt Long Sleeved Shirt Long Pants Long Pants Steel Toed Work Boots Steel Toed Work Boots Leather sleeves for welding Leather sleeves for welding

6 6 Safety Equipment Varies with job being done Varies with job being done Gas detector in confined spaces Gas detector in confined spaces Hard hat in construction area Hard hat in construction area Leathers for welding Leathers for welding Safety Glasses always Safety Glasses always Steel toed boots always Steel toed boots always

7 7 Tools Proper tool for the job Proper tool for the job Non sparking tools in explosive areas Non sparking tools in explosive areas Always follow proper safety precautions Always follow proper safety precautions Always use the tools correctly. Always use the tools correctly.

8 8 Equipment/Machinery Pipe Threaders Pipe Threaders Welders Welders Torches Torches Gauges Gauges Hand tools Hand tools Power tools, ie. Sawz-all, drills Power tools, ie. Sawz-all, drills

9 9 Electrical Constant exposure to lethal voltages Constant exposure to lethal voltages Ensure wiring is to code Ensure wiring is to code Ensure proper grounding Ensure proper grounding If in doubt, ASK !! If in doubt, ASK !!

10 10 Floors, Doors, Exits Keep exits clear. Keep exits clear. Keep exits marked. Keep exits marked. Know many means of egress. Know many means of egress. Remember, Neatness is NO Accident. Remember, Neatness is NO Accident. At least 96 killed in nightclub inferno Governor: DNA might be only clue to identity of some victims Friday, February 21, 2003 Posted: 11:45 PM EST (0445 GMT)

11 11 Chemical Hazards Fuel oils Fuel oils Caustic chemicals Caustic chemicals Flux Flux Freon Freon Cutting oils Cutting oils

12 12 Ergonomic Hazards - Lifting Pulling Pulling Pushing Pushing Carrying Carrying Lifting Lifting Reaching Reaching Stretching Stretching

13 13 Infectious diseases Legionnaires disease Legionnaires disease Mold spores Mold spores Airborne diseases Airborne diseases

14 14 Fire Fire extinguisher location Fire extinguisher location Fire hosed location Fire hosed location Emergency exits Emergency exits Stop, Drop and Roll Stop, Drop and Roll Emergency numbers Emergency numbers

15 15 Robbery, Bomb Scares Be familiar with company robbery procedures Be familiar with company robbery procedures Be familiar with company threat proceduces Be familiar with company threat proceduces Always have 2 means of egress Always have 2 means of egress Know the local Police and EMT numbers Know the local Police and EMT numbers

16 16 Angry/threatening Customers Never be confrontation with a customer Never be confrontation with a customer In such a situation, call for a member of management immediately In such a situation, call for a member of management immediately Always leave an escape route Always leave an escape route Never corner an upset person Never corner an upset person Be aware of your surroundings when arriving and leaving your workplace Be aware of your surroundings when arriving and leaving your workplace Always use the buddy system when traveling Always use the buddy system when traveling

17 17 HOW and to WHOM DO YOU REPORT AN INJURY Immediately report all injuries to the supervisor Immediately report all injuries to the supervisor Use as much detail as possible when filling out accident reports Use as much detail as possible when filling out accident reports Make copies of all papers submitted Make copies of all papers submitted Know your rights in emergency situations Know your rights in emergency situations Use common sense in reporting official documents, no slang, etc. Use common sense in reporting official documents, no slang, etc.

18 18 Post Test 1. Always travel alone 1. Always travel alone 2. Emergency numbers are always posted by the phone 2. Emergency numbers are always posted by the phone will summon the police will summon the police will summon the ambulance will summon the ambulance 5. One means of egress is enough 5. One means of egress is enough 6. Sneakers are ok in the summer 7. Shorts are ok in the summer 8. Submit accident reports when you feel better 9. Always make copies of forms submitted 10. If the air smells clean, then it is clean.

19 19 Post Test Answers 1. F 1. F 2. F 2. F 3. F 3. F 4. F 4. F 5. F 5. F 6. F 6. F 7. F 7. F 8. F 8. F 9. T 9. T 10. F 10. F

20 20 Safety Web Resources Air Conditioning Contractors of America Air Conditioning Contractors of America Air Conditioning Contractors of America Air Conditioning Contractors of America Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association Department of Health, Environmental and Occupational Health consumer/environ/homeenvi.htm Department of Health, Environmental and Occupational Health consumer/environ/homeenvi.htm Department of Health, Environmental and Occupational Health consumer/environ/homeenvi.htm Department of Health, Environmental and Occupational Health consumer/environ/homeenvi.htm


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