Figure 5-36. - Technique for taping a pigtail splice.
Figure 5-38. - Technique for taping a cord splice in an emergency only.
Figure 5-37. - Technique for taping a Western Union splice.
Federal law (OSHA) has established specific colors to designate certain cautions and dangers. Table 5-6 shows the accepted usage. Study these colors and become familiar with all of them.
As a crew leader. you must be familiar with required safety equipment and the conditions under which the equipment is to be used for your crew to perform an assigned task safely. The following is a list of common clothing and protective equipment requirements for working around electricity.
Wear thick-soled work shoes for protection again sharp objects, such as nails. Wear work shoes with safety toes if the job requires.
Wear electrically insulated gloves when there is the slightest chance that you might come in contact with energized parts.
Wear rubber boots in damp locations.
Wear safety goggles for protection against airborne particles, electrical sparks, and acid splashes.
Wear a hard hat. Wear an approved safety helmet when on a project site. Be careful to avoid placing your head too near rotating machinery.
Wear gloves when handling sharp objects.
Fire safety should always be of great concern to you as a shop supervisor or leader. Furthermore, every member of your crew should be concerned with fire safety. The following fire safety information will help you prevent or combat fires.
The chances of fire may be greatly decreased by following rules of good housekeeping. Keep debris in a designated area away from the building. Report to your supervisor any accumulations of rubbish or unsafe conditions that are a fire hazard.
If a fire should occur, however, the first thing to do is give an alarm. All workers on the job should be alerted; the fire department should be called. In the time before the fire department arrives, a reasonable effort can be made to contain the fire. In the case of some smaller fires, portable fire extinguishers that should be available at the site can be used.Continue Reading