Safety in the Small Gas Engine Shop<br />Intro to Power Technology – Streator High School<br />
Shop Safety<br />Working in a shop environment can be very rewarding and fun but it can also be dangerous at times if safe...
Keep work area clean<br />A clean, well organized work area is very important to everyone in the shop.<br />Oily floors ar...
Keep work area clean<br />Pick up all tools and store them properly when not in use<br />Return all tools and supplies to ...
Handle hazardous materials properly<br />Always store chemicals in a safe place<br />Use safety containers to keep gasolin...
Handle hazardous materials properly<br />Use chemicals for there intended purpose<br />Never use gasoline to clean parts o...
Wear proper clothing<br />Avoid loose fitting clothing<br />Jewelry and ID’s should never be worn when working in the lab<...
Wear proper clothing<br />Safety glasses should be worn at all times in the lab area<br />Ear protection should be used if...
Maintain adequate ventilation<br />Exhaust gasses contain carbon monoxide<br />Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless...
Use hand tools properly<br />Many shop accidents are caused by improper use of hand tools<br />Keep tools clean<br />Tools...
Use power tools properly<br />Before using make sure all guards and shields are in place<br />If your not familiar with a ...
Use compressed air properly<br />Compressed air used in the shop should be regulated to 30 psi for cleaning<br />Never use...
Lift properly<br />Ask for help when moving heavy objects<br />Avoid carrying items that will obstruct your view<br />Use ...
Lift properly<br />
Operate engines safely<br />Never operate an engine at speeds grater then those recommended by the manufacturer<br />Never...
Be prepared for emergencies<br />Emergency equipment should be stored in a highly visible place<br />All shop areas should...
OSHA<br />Occupational Safety and Health Administration<br />OSHA is a government organization that establishes rules for ...
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Chapter 1 small_engines

  1. 1. Safety in the Small Gas Engine Shop<br />Intro to Power Technology – Streator High School<br />
  2. 2. Shop Safety<br />Working in a shop environment can be very rewarding and fun but it can also be dangerous at times if safety rules are not followed.<br />Recognize potential hazards and make sure your work area is safe.<br />If you notice dangerous shop conditions or unsafe work practices, notify the instructor immediately.<br />
  3. 3. Keep work area clean<br />A clean, well organized work area is very important to everyone in the shop.<br />Oily floors are a slipping hazard<br />What would you use to clean upspilled oil?<br />
  4. 4. Keep work area clean<br />Pick up all tools and store them properly when not in use<br />Return all tools and supplies to there original area<br />Aisles and doorways should be free of obstructions<br />Keep oily rags or towels in a fire container<br />
  5. 5. Handle hazardous materials properly<br />Always store chemicals in a safe place<br />Use safety containers to keep gasoline in<br />Gasoline is a very flammable liquid and its vapors can explode if exposed to sparks or flames<br />Never fill a fuel tank while he engine is running or is hot.<br />
  6. 6. Handle hazardous materials properly<br />Use chemicals for there intended purpose<br />Never use gasoline to clean parts or tools<br />Gasoline has a low flashpoint<br />When using the solvent tank always wear gloves rated for solvent use<br />
  7. 7. Wear proper clothing<br />Avoid loose fitting clothing<br />Jewelry and ID’s should never be worn when working in the lab<br />Long hair should be tied back<br />Open toe shoes shouldn’t be worn while in the lab<br />
  8. 8. Wear proper clothing<br />Safety glasses should be worn at all times in the lab area<br />Ear protection should be used if exposed to loud sounds for an extended duration<br />
  9. 9. Maintain adequate ventilation<br />Exhaust gasses contain carbon monoxide<br />Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas<br />Breathing small amounts can cause drowsiness and headaches<br />Large amounts can lead to……<br />
  10. 10. Use hand tools properly<br />Many shop accidents are caused by improper use of hand tools<br />Keep tools clean<br />Tools should only be used for the job they were designed for<br />Always pull wrenches towards your body<br />
  11. 11. Use power tools properly<br />Before using make sure all guards and shields are in place<br />If your not familiar with a tools operation ask the instructor<br />Never make adjustments while the tool is still in motion<br />Power tools should be equipped with a dead man switch<br />
  12. 12. Use compressed air properly<br />Compressed air used in the shop should be regulated to 30 psi for cleaning<br />Never use compressed air to clean off your clothes or hair<br />Always hold on to the fitting when disconnecting air tools<br />
  13. 13. Lift properly<br />Ask for help when moving heavy objects<br />Avoid carrying items that will obstruct your view<br />Use two people to carry long items<br />Never reach for heavy objects<br />
  14. 14. Lift properly<br />
  15. 15. Operate engines safely<br />Never operate an engine at speeds grater then those recommended by the manufacturer<br />Never tamper with governor settings to increase engine speed<br />Keep hands, feet and hair away from rotating parts<br />Never operate an engine without guards or shrouds removed<br />
  16. 16. Be prepared for emergencies<br />Emergency equipment should be stored in a highly visible place<br />All shop areas should be equipped with fire extinguishers<br />The proper fire extinguisher should be used for the right fire<br />
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  18. 18. OSHA<br />Occupational Safety and Health Administration<br />OSHA is a government organization that establishes rules for safe work practices<br />All businesses and industries are required to follow OSHA regulations<br />

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