Outline of this Presentation -Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) -What to Anticipate -Tool Safety -Injuries -How to Mitigate and Prevent Dangers -How to Respond to Hazards -First Aid -Pit Safety -Travel
What Do you think… Personal Protection Equipment is?
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) PPE is Equipment that helps you stay safe while building Examples are: - Safety Glasses - Rubber/Cloth Gloves (if necessary) - Closed-toe shoes - Hair Band (if hair is longer than Shoulders) - Jeans (not shorts or flammable material. Check the Label)
What Do you think… Some Dangers in the build site are?
What to Anticipate Sudden actions from the robot Battery leakage Sharp corners Sparks Sharp objects on the Ground Circuit overloads Fires Heavy materials Eye Injuries
Tool Safety – Do’s And Don’ts Do’sDon’ts DO Have adult supervision with any power toolDON’T Fool around with tools or near them DO Wear gloves when there are sparksDON’T Leave a machine running unattended DO Wear a headband when hair is longDON’T Cut metal pieces with a wood blade DO Wear glasses ALL THE TIMEDON’T Leave the safety glasses on your forehead DO Replace Dull BladesDON’T Wear baggy clothing DO Know how to use the toolDON’T Use the drill at an angle
What you avoid when being safe Cuts Bruises Burn Deep Cuts Loss of digit Broken parts of your body Eye Injuries
What Do you think… You can do to stop or mitigate dangers?
How to Mitigate and Prevent Dangers Wear PPE Follow all the rules Use caution when handling batteries Listen to your instructors Be Attentive Know the tool
What Do you think… You can do to respond to hazards?
How to Respond to Hazards Depending on the type of hazard: - On Fire- Stop, drop, roll - Burn- wash with water IMMEADIATELY - Acid burn- wash with water IMMEADIATELY - Cut/ small injury- apply first aid ASAP - Huge Cut (stich-worthy)- Call 911, apply pressure - For any thing that is not small or you cannot fix, CALL 911
First Aid Things getting into the eye- wash them thoroughly for 15-20 minutes Small cuts- bandages only until it stops bleeding Getting “bumped”- apply ice to the hit spot Cut from a dirty thing- use alcohol swab then use bandage