USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
Safety equipment is for you.
It will protect you from injury and may
possibly save your life. Some of the more common types of safety equipment
provided for your personal protection follow:
a. Safety Shoes. Safety shoes protect and prevent injury or the 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.
shoes are designed for use where danger from sparking could cause an
Such danger is minimized by the elimination of all metallic
nails and eyelets and by the use of soles which do not cause static
for all personnel. Eye protection is necessary because of hazards caused by
infrared and ultraviolet radiation, or by flying objects such as sparks,
globules of molten metal, chipped concrete, wood, etc.
These hazards are
always present during welding, cutting, soldering, chipping, grinding, and a
variety of other operations.
It is absolutely necessary to use eye
hazard operations. Appropriate use of goggles will limit eye hazards. Some
goggles have plastic windows which resist shattering upon impact.
are designed to limit harmful infrared and ultraviolet radiation from arcs
or flames through the use of appropriate filter lenses.
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 contact 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