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Automotive Shop Safety Wear eye protection during any operation that could endanger your eyes. • Operating power tools • Working around running engine • Carrying batteries • Working overhead (exhaust) etc.
Automotive Shop Safety • Oily rags could combust spontaneously, always put them in a designated close metal container. • Keep the shop organized. • Put all the tools away. • Never leave parts, tools, creepers, etc on the floor. Fuel spills – contain in a Container, wipe floor with a a rag; Rag in closed container.
Automotive Shop Safety • Dress in an appropriate manner. • No loose clothing, jewelry, shorts, open-toed-shoes, etc. • Tie up long hair. • Must wear coveralls in the shop.
Automotive Shop Safety • Never carry any sharp tools or parts in your pockets. • Wear full face protection when grinding, welding and performing other operations where sever hazards are present. • Avoid working too fast, as you could over look a repair procedure or safety rule. • Use right tool for the job. • Keep guards or shields in place.
Automotive Shop Safety • Lift with your legs not with your back. • Use adequate lighting. • Ventilate when needed. • Turn on the ventilation fans any time fumes are present. • Use exhaust hose if a vehicle is running in the shop.
Automotive Shop Safety • Never stir up asbestos dust. • Asbestos is found on brake and clutch parts. • Can cause lung-cancer. • Use enclosed vacuum system to remove the dust. • Jack up a vehicle slowly and safely. • Never go under a vehicle that is not supported by the jack stands.
Automotive Shop Safety • Drive slowly in the shop area. • Only if you have a minimum “N” drivers license. • Before starting the car ALWAYS PUMP the brakes, and make sure brake pedal is hard. • Report any unsafe conditions to your instructor. • Stay away from engine fans. • Electric fans can turn on even if the ignition is off.