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CE334L Lab Safety Handout

CE334L Lab Safety Handout - Lance Hill CE334 Mechanical...

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Unformatted text preview: Lance Hill CE334 Mechanical Behavior of Materials Lab Manager (Experimental Analysis of Engineering Materials) 213-740-0599 [email protected] CE334L Laboratory Safety General Safety You may only enter the laboratory when authorized to do so. The professor, lab manager or assigned laboratory teaching assistant must be present at all times. You have the primary responsibility for your safety. Don’t do anything you feel is unsafe — talk to someone in charge. Do not work alone in the lab. Do not play in the lab. Keep the student lab area clean. Place trash in appropriate receptacle. Return equipment to storage area. Personal Safeguards Always wear shoes that completely cover your feet — no sandals or opened-toed shoes. Avoid bulky, loose or trailing clothes. Tie back long hair. Remove bracelets, necklaces or other loose jewelry when working with machinery. Place all belongings out of the work area. Use protective equipment - gloves, safety glasses, filter masks as appropriate. Never wear contacts when working with volatile materials. Be as careful for the safety of others as for yourself. Think before you act. Chemical Hazards Know the hazards of chemicals you are using. Use the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided. Never eat, drink, or smoke in a lab. Never taste or smell chemicals. Never use an open flame when flammable chemicals are present. Wash your hands before leaving the lab. Equipment Safety Do not operate heavy equipment such as cranes, forklifts and platform lifts. Before equipment is operated, the guards for all accessible moving mechanical components must be in place. Do not bypass guards or safeties. Report faulty equipment to the teaching assistant, lab manager or the professor immediately. Do not use it until it is inspected or repaired. De-energize machinery or equipment before cleaning or adjusting. ...
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