Section II. SAFETY RULES (POWER TOOLS)
Safety is a very important factor in the use of power tools
and cannot be overemphasized. By observing the
following safety guidelines, you can assure maximum
benefits from the tools you use and minimize chances of
Never operate power equipment unless you are
completely familiar with its controls and features.
Inspect all portable power tools before using them.
See that they are clean and in good condition.
Make sure the work area has plenty of light. Never
work with power tools in dark areas where you
cannot see clearly.
Be sure the tool switch is in the "OFF" position
before connecting a power tool to a power source.
When operating a power tool, give it your FULL and
DO NOT DISTRACT OR IN ANY WAY DISTURB
another person while they are operating a power
Never try to clear a jammed power tool until it is
disconnected from the power source.
After using a power tool, turn off the power,
disconnect the power source, wait for all movement
of the tool to stop, and then remove all waste and
scraps from the work area. Store the tool in its
Never plug the power cord of a portable electric tool
into a power source before making sure that the
source has the correct voltage and type of current
called for on the nameplate of the tool.
10. Do not allow power cords to kink or to come in
contact with sharp objects, oil, grease, hot surfaces,
11. Never use a damaged cord. Replace it immediately.
12. Check electrical cables and cords frequently for
overheating. If extension cords are needed, use
only approved cords.
13. See that all cables and cords are positioned
carefully so that they do not become tripping
14. Treat electricity with respect. If water is present in
the area of electrical tool operation, be extremely
cautious and disconnect the power tool if necessary.
15. Wear safety glasses when soldering or using power
Section III. SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Safety equipment is for you. it will protect you from
injury and could save your life. Some of the more
common types of safety equipment are illustrated and
described in this section.
Safety shoes protect and prevent injury of loss of
toes. Some safety shoes are designed to limit damage
to your toes from falling objects.
A steel plate is placed in the toe area of such shoes
so that your toes are not crushed if an object falls on
them. Other safety shoes are designed for use where
danger from sparking could cause an explosion. Such
danger is minimized by elimination of all metallic nails
and eyelets and the use of soles that do not cause static
Proper eye protection is of the highest importance for
everyone. It is necessary because of hazards caused by
infrared and ultraviolet radiation, or by flying objects
such as sparks, globules of molten metal, or chipped
concrete and wood, etc. These hazards are always
present during welding, cutting,
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