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
charge may be generated, or which require electrical
circuits of a hazardous nature.
Shop machinery shall be operated only
by qualified personnel observing safe practices.
interlocks, automatic releases, and stops, shall always be
kept in operating condition.
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
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
performing any maintenance.
(2) 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
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 fire extinguisher.
Class B fire (oil, paint, fuel, grease, etc).
Use bromotrifluromethane, carbon dioxide or
dry chemical extinguisher with Class B
Class C fire (electrical equipment). Use
bromotrifuoromethane, carbon dioxide or dry
chemical extinguisher with Class C rating.
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.
2-9. Tool Boxes. Tool boxes are used for storing tools.
They are usually made of steel. Portable tool boxes are
used for carrying and storing a variety of hand tools. Tool
bags are usually made of canvas. Like the boxes, they
are available in a variety of sizes and serve similar
functions. Typical tool boxes are shown in figure 2-1.