electrical

Rules for Working with Electrical Equipment

Precautionary Procedures:

  • Upon indication of any unusual performance of the electrical equipment or the experimental circuit, turn off all power and unplug power supply. "If it smells, pull the plug."
  • Avoid contact of wet materials with circuit. Do not work with wet hands or clothes.
  • When checking an operating circuit keep one hand either in your pocket or behind your back. Also, remove all jewelry.
  • These simple actions will reduce the risk, if you receive a shock, of electrical current passing through the heart.
  • Maintain a work space clear of extraneous material such as books, papers and clothes, clean for at least one foot beyond the periphery of the operating circuit.
  • Never change wiring with circuit plugged into power supply.
  • Never plug leads into power source unless they are connected to an established circuit.
  • A special rule for wet cells: they should be placed on a piece of non-conducting material.
  • Check circuits for proper grounding with respect to the power.

 

Emergency Procedures:

Fire:
  • Turn off power source and unplug.
  • Use foam extinguisher or sand to put fire out. Never use water.
  • When fire is extinguished, check circuit to determine cause.
  • Do not turn on circuit until cause of fire has been established and the fault corrected.
  • Report to Safety Officer.
 
Shock or Explosion:
  • Turn off power source and unplug
  • Apply artificial resuscitation if necessary.
  • Have someone call Campus Police (Ext. 5555) to request assistance.
  • Stay with the victim until relief arrives.
  • Report the accident to the Safety Officer.

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