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are several precautions against accidental grounding that we all should observe
when using portable electric tools. Check
your tools for these conditions:
or broken insulation
or poorly made connections to terminals.
or otherwise defective plugs.
or broken switches.
any of these conditions exist, have the tool repaired before using it, or report
it to your supervisor.
Do not use the defective tool.
couple of other safety rules are important, too. Do not attempt to repair or
adjust portable electric tools while they’re plugged in. Do not use portable
electric tools in the presence of flammable vapors or gases, unless they are
specifically designed for such use.
people believe that low voltage shocks can’t harm them. Actually, these low
voltage jolts can be fatal. The severity of a shock is measured by three
factors—the quantity of current flowing through the body; the path of the
current as it passes through the body; and the duration of the current.
tools can be responsible for an accident. Tools should receive proper care so
they will not become faulty. They should always be returned to their proper
place, should be handled with care, and should be inspected regularly.
reduce the hazard of electric shock, third-wire grounded or approved
double-insulated tools must be used. Any extension cords you use must have
three-pronged plugs. These approved types of accessories should be used at home
as well as at work.
are three factors involved in accidental grounding mishaps which should be
recognized. All of these factors are contributed by people. They are a lack of
knowledge of safety precautions, ignoring hazards, and neglect.
it’s important to check your tools before using them. If they appear to be
broken, defective, or in poor condition, report it to your supervisor. Do not
use the tool until it has been approved for further use.
SAFETY REMINDER: STAY ALERT ON THE JOB AND DO NOT TAKE ANY UNECCESSARY CHANCES
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