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RCAC Safety Tip
When using power tools, wear appropriate, close-fitting clothing, and tie back long hair.

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RCAC Safety tips

Never touch an electrical item, tool, on-off switch, light fixture, or outlet when your hands are wet or if you're standing on a wet or damp surface.03/14/2013
For a burn caused by heat, never use an ointment, which may seal in heat and cause an infection, unless advised by a medical professional.03/14/2013
For a burn caused by heat, stop the heat source or break contact between the heat source and the skin first. The body holds heat and continues to burn until the skin cools, even with a minor burn, which can cause a person to go into shock.03/14/2013
When working with pneumatic nail guns, wear safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection. Consider a face shield, work gloves, hard hat, and steel toed boots if the job task and/or site require added protection.03/14/2013
To prevent misfires, never pull, lift, or swing a nail gun by the hose.03/14/2013
Keeping aisleways clear and clean reduces the risk of injury due to slips, trips, falls, and overexertion.01/19/2009
Workers can prevent cold stress by replacing lost fluids with warm, sweet, non-caffeinated drinks.01/19/2009
Workers can prevent cold stress by seeking warm locations during breaks.01/19/2009
Workers can prevent cold stress by dressing with warm, layered, properly insulated and well-ventilated clothing.01/19/2009
Always give the power tool time to run down and blades to stop completely before you try to handle them. 01/19/2009
Turn the power off completely and lockout and blockout before you clear a jam or clean a machine.01/19/2009
Never leave powered cutting equipment running while unattended.01/19/2009
When using power tools, always remove nails, burls, or other imperfections and additives that could cause the materials to jam or “kick-back.”01/19/2009
Pay attention to cutting blades the entire time until your cut is completed. A distraction can lead to a lost finger or hand.01/19/2009
Hearing protection is required around tools that produce excessive noise both in the shop and on the worksite.01/19/2009
When using power tools, avoid jewelry and loose clothing that could be pulled into moving and rotating parts.01/19/2009
When using power tools, wear appropriate, close-fitting clothing, and tie back long hair.01/19/2009
When using power tools, wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from sawdust and flying objects.01/19/2009
Keep your hands away from blades or moving parts by using pushsticks or other guides to move materials into the cutting area.01/19/2009
Make sure that cutting blades and surfaces are clean and sharp to give you the best control.01/19/2009
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