Machine shop Safety Rules and Safe Work Practices
Machine Shop Safety Rules
One of the common rules that are the machine shop Safety in a machine shop may be divided into two categories.
- Safety practices which will prevent injuries to workers.
- Safe practices, which will prevent damages to machine and equipment, it is to notice that of 10 causes of equipment damaging and personal injuries.
The following rules should be observed when working in a machine shop
- Preferable eye protection; wear approved safety machine glasses, which has plain safety glasses, plastic safety glasses, face shields etc.
- Never wear loose clothing when operating any machine. Wear suitable over-coat, Dongri, or shop apron.
- Always keep the machine and hand tools clean.
- Always use a brush and not a cloth to remove any chip from a workstation.
- Oily surfaces should be cleaned with a cloth after cleaning any chip with a brush.
- Don’t place tools or materials on machine table-use a bench near the machine if necessary.
- Never place tools or materials on the floor close to a machine. It will create the hurdle in movement.
- Return bar stock to storage rack after cutting off a required length.
- Never use ” compressed air” to remove chips from a machine.
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Machine Shop Safe Work Practices
- Don’t operate any machine before understanding its working principals and knowing how to stop a machine quickly.
- Before operating any machine, be sure that the safety devices are in place and in working order.
- Be sure that the working tools and the [tooltip text=”Workpiece” gravity=”nw“]job or piece of iron or metal to make something[/tooltip] are properly mounted on the machine before starting it.
- Keep hand away from moving parts.
- Always [tooltip text=”stop ” gravity=”nw“]dead stop ensure that nothing is in working [/tooltip] a machine before measuring, cleaning or making any adjustment.
- Never use a [tooltip text=”rag ” gravity=”nw”]cotton waste [/tooltip] near the moving parts of a machine.
- Never allow more than one person to operate a machine at the working time except for the instructor for demonstration and guidance.
- Get first Aid immediately for any injury, no matter how small.
- Before you handle any workpiece, remove all burrs and sharp edges with a [tooltip text=”file” gravity=”nw“] a cutting tool known as refinishing a metal workpiece [/tooltip] or portable disc order in case of a heavy workpiece.
- For heavy workpieces, follow safe lifting practices.