Section III. SAFETY EQUIPMENT -Continued
soldering, chipping, grinding, and a variety of other
operations. It is absolutely necessary for you to use eye
protection devices such as helmets, handshields, and
goggles during eye-hazard operations. Appropriate use
of goggles will limit eye hazards. Some goggles have
plastic windows which resist shattering upon impact.
Others are designed to limit harmful infrared and
ultraviolet radiation from arcs or flames by the use of
appropriate filter lenses. Remember, eye damage can
be extremely painful. Protect your eyes.
Protective helmets (hard hats)
come in a variety of shapes.
They may be made of
tough polyethylene or polycarbonate, one of the
toughest hat materials yet developed. When falling
objects strike the hats, the shock absorbing suspension
capabilities minimize injuries.
Regular hard hats must be insulated so that personnel
may be protected from accidental head contacts with
electrical circuits and equipment at comparatively low
voltages. (less than 2200 volts).
Electrical workers requiring head protection necessary to
their duties or to the working environment, must wear
insulating safety helmets or all-purpose protective
helmets which must be capable of withstanding 20,000
volt minimum proof tests.
Use gloves whenever you are required to handle rough,
scaly, or splintery objects. Two types are shown above.
Special flameproof gloves are designed for gas and
electric welding in order to limit danger and damage from
sparks and other hot, flying objects. Personnel working
with electricity are usually required to wear insulating
Be sure to follow all regulations prescribed for the use of
gloves. Gloves must not be worn around rotating
machinery unless sharp or rough material is being
handled. If such is the case extreme care should be
used to prevent the gloves from being caught in the
The safety belt and safety strap are a must when
working in high places. the safety belt, strapped around
the waist, contains pockets for small tools. it also has
two D-rings used to attach the safety strap. The safety
strap is a nylon-reinforced leather belt that is placed
around the item to be climbed. It is then attached to the
two D-rings in the safety belt. Detailed use of the safety
belt and safety strap is described in chapter 49 of this
protection is a must
when working with or
types of power tools. Some tools are capable of
producing dangerously high noise levels which, if
ignored, can result in serious hearing loss or injury. Use
the hearing protection regularly.
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