Figure 5-36.Technique for taping a pigtail splice.
Figure 5-38.Technique for taping a cord splice in an
clothing and protective equipment requirements for
working around electricity.
Figure 5-37.Technique for taping a Western Union splice.
SAFETY COLOR CODES
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.
CLOTHING AND PERSONAL
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
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
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.