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SAFETY First …. FIRST Safety

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Why Safety Matters …
• • • Accident PREVENTION ….. Personal Well Being HAZARD Identification, Elimination &/or Control LEGAL requirements / reasons

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Team Robolution ROBOTICS Who is Responsible for Safety?

YOU
WE
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First and Foremost!

The Team The Teachers …. The Supervisors …. The Mentors The Safety Officer &/or Department FIRST organization & the Event sponsors

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Where & When Does Safety Matter ?
Everywhere. Any Time ….. All the Time.
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Where Safety Matters ….
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Machine Design Machine Build – in the Shop(s) Machine Testing / Commissioning At the Event
Staging & Readiness Operation / Competition Maintenance (Fix It On The Fly) Pack Up

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Five (5) Safety BASICS …
IDENTIFY the Hazard(s) - monitor for change ELIMINATE the Hazard(s) - where practical CONTROL the Hazard(s) - establish barriers & processes PROTECT from the Hazard(s) - PPE MINIMIZE the severity should something go wrong – be prepared for the worst.

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FOCUS AREAS ….
Machine Design & Build
o o o o o Rotating / Moving Parts Electrical, Pneumatic, Kinetic &/or Potential Energy Pinch &/or Catch Points Edges & Ends Balance & Stability

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FOCUS AREAS -- continued…..
Machine Build
o o o o o o FIRST Rules & Prescriptive Requirements (Specifications) Shop Access / Use – School Rules & Common Sense Protective Equipment (PPE) Tool Use – power tools, shop tools, hand tools Chemicals & Hazardous Materials Body Mechanics (Ergonomics)

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FOCUS AREAS – continued ….
SHOP Access & Use
o o o o o o o Behaviours Housekeeping Tidiness

Hazard Identification & Elimination / Mitigation Pre-Job Briefing / Post Job Debriefing Tool Use Qualification (knowledge & training) Protective Equipment Supervision Observation & Coaching

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FOCUS AREAS – continued ….
The Event
o o o Staging & Readiness (space is limited) Machine Operation (The Competition) Machine Maintenance / Troubleshooting (time pressure)

Event Conditions
o o o Crowds – cramped work space Everyone in a RUSH, Panic &/or Chaos (Acts Without Prior Thought) Too Many Team People…. Too Few Team People

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GOAL = ZERO INJURIES Believe it! Achieve it!

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