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Personal Safety In Agricultural Mechanics. Objectives State how to create a safe place to work. Recognize hazards in agricultural mechanics Select appropriate

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  • Personal Safety In Agricultural Mechanics

  • ObjectivesState how to create a safe place to work.Recognize hazards in agricultural mechanicsSelect appropriate protective clothing and devices for personal protection.

  • IntroductionSafety: freedom from accidentsAccidents are not only painful they are expensive as well!

  • Common Causes of AccidentsFallingInhalingElectrical ContactExposure to heat or coldStriking againstGetting hitGetting caught inExposure to fire

  • The Safe Place to WorkWork in agricultural mechanics involves extensive contact with tools and machineryWorkers need to be aware of the hazards that exist and take special precautions as neededBy taking precautions we can create a safer work place!

  • Farm Accidents Farm Machinery 44%Poisoning 2%Drowning 12%Hit by Objects 9%Falls 5%Firearms 5%Animals 4%Burns 2%All Others 9%Electric Current 7%

  • The Safe Place To WorkWe can make our work environment by being cautious and following a few simple safety rulesIntstall all machinery to manufacturers specifications.Keep all tools and equipment adjusted or fitted to specificationsUse tools and equipment skillfullyKeep work areas clean and free of tools, materials, grease and dirt.Keep moving parts sheilded

  • The Safe Place to Work6. Manage all situations to keep accidents from happening7. Avoid the flight paths of objects that could be thrown by machines8. Protect your eyes, face, feet, hands and other parts of the body with protective clothing and devices.9. Move slowly enough to avoid creating hazards to yourself and others.10. Read and Heed all precautions.

  • Protective Clothing and Devices

  • Protective Clothing and DevicesEyes, ears, hands, feet, arms and legs are easily injuriedThe best protection is preventionHowever if you can not prevent an injury the next best approach is to protect the body where injury may occur.

  • Safety GlassesThe face and eyes are the most critical part of the body to be protected.Eyes are easily damaged and the face is easily disfigured.

  • Safety Glasses and GogglesThe first line of defense for the eyesShould have impact resistant lensesShaded lenses should be worn when weldingStudents MUST always wear safety glasses to prevent eye injury

  • Hair RestraintsSerious accidents can occur if long hair becomes tangled in drill presses, saws, or other turning equipmentLong or loose hair should it should be contained by pulling it back or wearing a head band, hair net or cap.

  • Protective ClothingNo part of the body is safe from injurySuitable clothing that fits properly helps to prevent or reduce injuriesThere should be no cuffs, strings or ties for turning machinery to catchClothing should be fire resistant and provide protection from scrapes and abrasionsProtective clothing should be easily cleanedGood protective clothing areCoverallsApronsShop Coats

  • FootwearLeather is best!Make sure the shoes are tied and that the jeans are pulled over the top of the shoe!NO FLIP FLOPS!

  • GlovesProtect the hands from excessive abrasion, heat, chemicals, or other harmful environmental affectsLeather gloves are needed for welding

  • Ear ProtectionRecommended when working with certain types and levels of noiseEar muffs or plugs are recommended when the intensity, frequency or duration of noise reaches certain levelsNoise Intensity- refers to the energy in the sound wavesNoise Duration-refers to the length of time a personis exposed to a soundDecibel (dB)-standard unit of soundA 90-dB noise level for an 8 hour period is the maximum safe limit.

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