HCCMS Tech Lab Safety
Each student is required return a signed Safety Contract and to pass a Safety test.
Below are the Safety guidelines for the HCCMS Tech lab.
HCCMS GENERAL TECHNOLOGY LAB SAFETY RULES
Proper safety instructions will be given for all equipment, machine, tools and procedures used by the student. Failure to follow these rules can result in accidents and/or harm to students. Consequences for dangerous behavior or not following the safety rules can include student disciplinary action.
a. Do not enter the classroom unless there is a teacher present in the lab area.
a. Enter quietly and sit down. Never begin working or using tools or machines without permission.
b. Keep all tools/materials out of your pockets. Do not put anything in your mouth.
c. If you are in doubt as to the safe operation of any tool or machine, ask the teacher for assistance.
d. Always keep machine guards properly adjusted; never remove a guard from any machine.
e. Know the location of the "Emergency Shut-Off" switches in the room, as well as the exits and fire extinguishers.
f. Report "All" accidents, no matter how minor, to the teacher immediately.
g. Report all broken tools and equipment to the teacher immediately.
a. State Law requires all students to wear safety glasses/goggles during Technology work periods while using machinery.
b. Sleeves must be rolled up above the elbows.
c. All jewelry such as rings, watches, bracelets, etc., must be removed.
d. No loose or dangling jewelry (necklaces/neck chains) or hair (tie back long hair).
e. Loose or baggy clothing such as ties, coats, sweatshirts or sweaters are prohibited.
C. Machinery & Tools:
a. Always stand 3 feet or more away when not operating a stationary power tool.
b. Know where the shut off switch is before turning on the machine.
c. Don’t force any material into any machine or power tool. Don’t force any type of tool into any material.
d. All machine guards must be in the proper position before the machine is put into operation.
e. Never walk away from a machine or power tool and leave it running (on).
f. Do not distract/ talk to anyone while they are operating a machine or power tool.
g. If any machine or tool appears to be damaged report it immediately to the instructor.
h. Always Be Careful (ABC Rule) when working around machinery.
i. Do not Run, Push or make Loud noises that will cause a distraction to others or yourself.
j. Only one (1) person at a time should operate a machine or tool.
k. Stand away from a machine when the electrical power is turned on.
D. Parting tools: Never point a parting tool (scissors, x-acto knife, screw driver, etc) towards yourself or others.
a. When using anything with a blade. Never place your fingers directly in front of the blade.
b. When using an X-acto knife always use a cutting board/mat and cut away from yourself and your fingers.
c. Hold X-acto knives like a pencil.
d. Rest your hand on the cutting board/mat. Use a wide straight edge as a cutting guide. Do not hurry your cut.
e. Return X-acto knives to instructor immediately after each use – blade down.
f. NEVER LEAVE AN X-ACTO KNIFE UNATTENDED ON THE TABLE TOP.
E. Glue: Use all glue properly. Do not play with glue guns or liquid glue
a. Use gloves when operating the hot glue gun. Keep fingers, etc. away from the hot tip and hot glue.
b. Never pull a glue stick out or put non glue sticks in the gun. Place glue gun on scrap paper when not in use.
c. Always completely close liquid glue containers and clean up any spills immediately.
F. Cleanliness-Keep all work areas clean and neat.
a. Do not throw unused materials on the floor where someone else might slip.
b. Clean up all spilled liquids immediately (water, hot glue, white glue, etc.)
c. Place all scraps in the proper location (recycling bin, trash) immediately after using or seeing.
I have read and understand all of the "Safety Rules" that are to be followed, and will follow them to the best of my ability.
Student Signature:_______________________________ Date:___________ Class Period: _______
I have been informed of the "Safety Rules" and have read the above procedures that are to be used by my son/daughter.
Parent's Signature:_______________________________ Date:____________