Equipment safety. Unsafe equipment shall be reported immediately. The following equipment safety
practices shall be observed:
Machines shall be located to provide operators with sufficient space to handle materials and
perform job operations without interference.
Bolt down all machinery that can move or walk due to vibration (drill press, bench grinder, etc.).
Substantial low resistance conductors shall be used to ground all stationary and portable
machines, equipment, or other devices in which static charges may be generated, or which require electrical circuits of a
Shop machinery shall be operated only by qualified personnel observing safe practices.
Safety devices, such as guards, interlocks, automatic releases, and stops, shall always be kept in
Ensure that all unauthorized personnel are clear of area before opening valves or energizing
electrical circuits for starting machinery.
Suitable mechanical guards, such as enclosures or barricades, shall be permanently installed on
all machinery not already equipped with such to eliminate danger of injury from moving parts.
Machinery shall not be adjusted, repaired, oiled, or cleaned while machine is In operation or
power is on.
Personnel operating machinery shall wear protective clothing as prescribed. A protective face
shield or goggles shall be worn when operating a grinder regardless of whether grinder is equipped with attached shields.
Jewelry shall not be worn while performing any maintenance.
Fire safety. A constant vigilance must be maintained to seek out fire hazards. Fire hazards are
constantly present In the shop where sparks, friction, or careless handling can cause an explosion that may destroy
equipment or buildings, and injure or kill personnel. Refer to AR 385-10, The Army Safety Program and the
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1971. The following fire safety practices shall be observed.
NO SMOKING signs shall be placed in areas where smoking could create a fire hazard.
Personnel shall be trained In the use, knowledge, and location of shop fire fighting equipment.
Each shop shall be equipped with fire extinguishers suited for type of fire most likely to occur.
Use correct fire extinguisher for class of fire as follows:
Class A fire (wood, paper, trash, etc). Use water or soda-acid fire extinguisher.
Class B fire (oil, paint, fuel, grease, etc). Use bromotrifluoromethane or carbon dioxide fire
Class C fire (electrical equipment) Use bromotrofluoromethane or carbon dioxide fire
Class D fire (combustible metals) magnesium, titanium, zirconium, sodium, lithium, and
potassium Use dry powder type fire extinguisher.
Oily waste, rags, and similar combustible materials shall be discarded In self-closing metal
containers which shall be emptied daily.
Flammable materials shall not be stored in the shop.
Use only approved cleaning solvents.
Shop Tools and Materials. Handling tools and materials requires observance of the following common safety
Do not leave tools or objects in elevated positions from which they can fall or be knocked off.
Do not point a compressed airstream toward any part of the body.
All unserviceable tools will be plainly marked and removed from service.
Electrical cables and air hoses to portable units will be laid out so there Is no danger of tripping.