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1 Module B: Presentation Relating Safety to Robotics Engineering Department of Defense Education Activity Robotics Engineering – CTE502 Career and Technical Education Robotics Engineering (CTE502) – DoDEA Career and Technical Education Module B: Presentation – Relating Safety to Robotics Engineering Revised 14 July, 2012

2 SAFETY FIRST Safety ALWAYS! – Remove all distractions – Focus on the task at hand – Behave responsibly – Be aware of what’s going on around you – Notify others around you of potential hazard – Report all problems to instructor immediately – PROTECT EYES, EARS, LUNGS, SKIN, HANDS, and BACK

3 OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration – – Provides information from the United States Department of Labor Regulations Enforcement Data and Statistics Workers’ rights Training Publications

4 Hand Tool Safety Use the right tool for the right job: – Correct size – Proper training – Good condition – Proper storage – Watch your fingers – Keep tools and work area clean – Avoid using damaged hand tools – Grip tools firmly – Do not wear gloves – Protective clothing – Be alert and work defensively – Inspect tools before using – Tools with "mushroomed head" during use should be sharpened regularly – Keep hand tool cutting edges sharp so that the tool moves smoothly without skipping or binding. Dull tools are considered to be more hazardous than sharp tools. – Keep wooden handles of hand tools free of splinters and cracks

5 Safety with Hand Tools Checklist for appropriate tool usage – and –

6 MSDS Materials Safety Data Sheets – Provide important information concerning chemicals Company Information Hazardous Ingredients Physical Data Fire and Explosion Hazard Data Health Hazard Data Reactivity (Instability) Data Spill or Leak Procedures Special Protection Information Special Precautions – See for more information

7 Power Tools OSHA’s safety tips for power tools : – Never carry a tool by the cord. – Never yank the cord to disconnect it from the receptacle. – Keep cords away from heat, oil, and sharp edges (including the cutting surface of a power saw or drill). – Disconnect tools when not in use, before servicing, and when changing accessories such as blades, bits, etc. – Avoid accidental starting. Do not hold fingers on the switch while carrying a plugged-in tool. – Use gloves and appropriate safety footwear when using electric tools. – Store electric tools in a dry place when not in use. – Do not use electric tools in damp or wet locations unless they are approved for that purpose. – Keep work areas well lighted when operating electric tools. – Ensure that cords from electric tools do not present a tripping hazard. – Remove all damaged portable electric tools from use and tag them: "Do Not Use." – Use Double-Insulated Tools. For more information see: and

8 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) PPE is designed to reduce the risk of injury Examples are: – Footwear, non-skid, low heeled – Eye & ear protection – Cover exposed skin, protective clothing – Secure ladder, don’t stand on top two steps – Respirator – Gloves – Mask – Wrist rest – Anti-glare screen – Safety device (guard), guide on saw

9 Prevent Accidents Look Think Act

10 First Aid Notify your instructor IMMEDIATELY about any accident no matter how small! Basic First Aid for minor cuts and scratches: – Wash and dry your own hands. – Cover any cuts on your own hands and put on disposable gloves. – Clean the cut, if dirty, under running water. Pat dry with a sterile dressing or clean lint-free material. If possible, raise affected area above the heart. – Cover the cut temporarily while you clean the surrounding skin with soap and water and pat the surrounding skin dry. Cover the cut completely with a sterile dressing or bandage.

11 Blood-borne Pathogens Notify your instructor IMMEDIATELY about any accident no matter how small! Blood-borne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, – hepatitis B (HBV), – hepatitis C (HCV) and – human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries may expose workers to blood-borne pathogens. – Workers in many occupations, including first aid team members, housekeeping personnel in some industries, nurses and other healthcare personnel may be at risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. What can be done to control exposure to blood-borne pathogens? – Use appropriate PPE. – Read this OSHA handout

12 Safety Questions How do you lift heavy objects safely? What precautions must you take when working with compressed air? What are acceptable and unacceptable forms of eye protection? Why should all jewelry be removed before beginning work? What tools can cause burns?


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