electrical safety

electrical safety - HARVARD UNIVERSITY EH&S Awareness...

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H A R V A R D U N I V E R S I T Y ELECTRICAL SAFETY The following safety information can help you to avoid electrical hazards and shock. Always use safe work practices on the job. ü Keep your work area clean and dry. ü Never work around electricity when you or your work area is wet. ü Always use GFCI protection in wet or damp environments. ü Check all extension cords to ensure that they are not damaged, cracked, cut or broken. ü Always use grounded electrical outlets. ü Never remove the grounding post from a three prong plug to make it fit into a two-plug wall socket. ü Keep electric equipment clean and in good working condition. ü Never use electrically powered equipment on aluminum ladders that conduct electricity. ü Do not work on or around electrical equipment unless you are sure that it cannot be started by someone else. ü Do not attempt to clean machinery while it is plugged in. ü Do not attempt to repair broken electrical equipment. Tag as “Out of Service” and tell your supervisor. ü Do not leave a machine plugged in while unattended. ü If you have questions, ask your supervisor.
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H A R V A R D U N I V E R S I T Y CHEMICAL SAFETY Many common chemicals can be hazardous if not used properly. Cleaners, solvents and detergents are examples of potentially hazardous chemicals when misused. A few short “safety tips” can go a long way in protecting you and others against chemical hazards. Your supervisor can provide more information on chemical hazard recognition, use, storage and protective equipment. Harvard University wants every day to be a safe day for you and for your family ! ü Always read the labels on the products you are using. ü Each chemical product has a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) that tells you about the product’s specific hazards. Contact your supervisor if you wish to review the MSDS. If you don’t know the hazards, ask your supervisor. ü Always wear personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, etc.) when using chemicals. ü
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