Rules for Working with Electrical Equipment
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.