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Safety

Binder




2017




























Fightin Robotic Owls


Team 5401


Table of Contents
1. 2016-17 TEAM LEADERSHIP 2
1.1 Coaches 2
1.2 Student Leadership 2
1.3 Safety Committee 2

2. INTRODUCTION 3
2.1 Fire Emergency 3
2.2 Medical Information 3
2.3 Emergency Maps 4

3. TEAM SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES 5


3.1 Coaches 5
3.2 Safety Committee 5
3.3 General Team 5

4. Team 5401 Safety Rules 6

5. Shop Safety Procedures 7

6. Shop Trainers 8

7. Shop Safety Checklist 9

8. Pit Safety Procedures 10

9. Pit Safety Checklist 11

10. Basic First Aid 12


10.1 Scrapes 12
10.2 Minor Cuts 12
10.3 Bruises 12
10.4 Foreign Body in the Eye 12
10.5 Splinters 12
10.6 Serious Injuries Procedure 12

11.Training Logs 13
11.1 - 11.5 Training for Machines and Safety Binder 13-18

12.Safety log/Injury Report Forms 19


13. Timeline 20

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1. 2016-17 Team Leadership
1.1 Coaches
Andy Windhausen - Lead Mentor
Kevin McKay - Program Mentor
Virginia McKay - Lead Non-Technical Mentor
Ellen Garfield - Safety Mentor
Steve Rosenberg - Fabrication Mentor
Jim Hawk - Fabrication Mentor
Dan Pop Walker - Fabrication Mentor
Josh Luther - Fabrication Mentor/Lead CADD Mentor
Jeff Grabner - Fabrication Mentor/Lead CADD Mentor
1.2 Student Leadership
Matthew Captain Matt Garfield - Program Manager
Jimmy Jimmy-James Kane - Lead Safety Engineer
Ian Colville - Outreach Coordinator
Emily Ralston - Lead Business Manager
Kady Dennis - Chief Engineer
1.3 Safety Committee
Jimmy Kane
Matthew Garfield
Harsh Bhathal
Abhi Patel
Pranav Patel
Gavin Hinshaw
Ellen Garfield
Kevin McKay
Virginia McKay

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2. INTRODUCTION
Here at Team 5401 we know that safety is no accident. We understand that there is no way to make every
moment risk free, but through proper safety education and training we do our best to make sure that
everyone is as safe as possible. This creates a culture of safety that focuses on a three pronged approach:
The documentation of safety procedures, making sure that everyone, coaches and students, are trained in
these safety procedures and verifying that these safety procedures are being followed. Additionally, we
reference professional guidelines from organizations like OSHA and we have sought out guidance from
other teams who have been noted for their excellence in team safety. We have also made sure that all
students are protected through the use of proper personal protection equipment like the gloves and safety
glasses that were provided to us by our safety sponsor Magid Glove & Safety. All of this helps us establish
our culture of safety, because here at Team 5401 We give a HOOT about SAFETY!
2.1. Fire Emergency
During the course of the season anything can happen from winter weather, shop accidents, and
especially fires. Team 5401 is prepared for any hazard that may happen. On every door, there is a
map of the building showing the closest emergency exit as well as a secondary exit in case the
primary is compromised. If any student needs to know where the closest exit is, they can look on
the next page or ask the Lead Safety Engineer. Competition venues maps will be pasted on the
next page additionally. On the map listed, our meeting location is marked so in the event of an
accident, the meeting place is known.
2.2 Medical Info
In the event a team member, whether that be a student or mentor, Kevin McKay and Ellen
Garfield have access to a thumbdrive. This thumbdrive contains prior medical conditions of
everyone. In the event a team member is in need of assistance, Kevin or Ellen shall get the relevant
information. This is in the event that a Parent or Legal Guardian is not around and able to let the
medical professionals know. All this data is protected by McAfee Endpoint Encryption and only
Kevin and Ellen have access to this data. In addition, the mentors have surveyed the information
and as of the 2016-2017 season, no student has any conditions narcolepsy prevent medical
professions from providing immediate care.

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2.3 Emergency Maps

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3. TEAM SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES
3.1 Coaches
Provide high-level safety leadership and training to the entire team. Help instruct students to do
operations in a safe manner.
3.2 Safety Committee
The committee ensures the team understands and applies FIRSTS safety rules as well as safety
rules set by the team. The committee has the authority to make recommendations for corrective
actions in the event that a student shows repeated or intentional unsafe behavior. The committee
makes decision with help from student leadership and mentor leadership to further ensure a safe
working environment for members of Team 5401 and students of Bensalem High School.
3.3 General Team
Every team member is responsible and accountable for his/her own safety, as well as the safety of
those around them. Safety Rule #6 , If you see something, say something!, is especially applicable
here.

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4. Team 5401 Safety Rules
1. Everyone must wear safety glasses in the shop and pit. You must wear safety glasses in these areas
even if youre not working. Each returning team member has their own set of safety gloves and
glasses to be used for this purpose so there is no excuse.

2. Always have a partner with you when working in the shop or pit and always make sure there is at
least one Coach nearby in the shop, pit or CAD Lab.

3. Make sure you are in the proper frame of mind to be working in the shop or pit. If you are tired,
sick or otherwise unwell use best judgment on whether or not you should be working in the shop
or pit. When in doubt, just stay home.

4. You should only be in the shop if you are working on or observing a task that requires equipment
If you are observing, no fiddling!

5. There is zero tolerance for fiddling and unsafe behavior! Fiddling in the shop or pit can be very
dangerous and is grounds for immediate dismissal from the shop or pit.

6. If you see something, say something. If you notice another student fiddling or engaging in unsafe
behavior in the shop or pit, report it to a Coach or Captain immediately.

7. Make sure you are properly equipped to be in the shop. That means NO long sleeves, hoodies,
jewelry, open toed shoes, and long hair must be pulled back.

8. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the fire exits, fire extinguishers, first aid kit, eyewash
station, and SDS's are located.

9. Make sure you are properly trained on the tool or piece of equipment you are/will be using in the
shop. Refer to the Safety Manual for the list of equipment trainers if you need to be trained on a
piece of equipment before using it.

10. Violations of these rules will not be tolerated and a Coach or Captain will take appropriate action
based on the severity of the offense. Actions may include verbal warning, written warning,
suspension or expulsion.

Each student is required to read and sign off on these rules at the start of every season. Signed copies of
these rules are kept on file in this manual for reference.

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5. Shop Safety Procedures
Before working in the shop, students should be properly trained on the piece(s) of equipment they plan to
use. They should know the hazards associated with the different types of tools in the shop and know the
necessary safety precautions that must be taken.
Basic safety rules can help prevent hazards associated with the use of shop equipment:
1. Keep all tools in good condition with regular maintenance.

2. Use the right tool for the job.

3. Examine each tool for damage before use and do not use damaged tools.

4. Operate tools according to the manufacturer's instructions.

5. Provide and use properly the right PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

6. If you dont know, ASK!

Team members, Coaches, and volunteers should work together to establish a safe working environment in
the shop and further our teams commitment to creating a culture of safety.

If an unsafe situation is encountered, refer to Rule #6- If you see something, say something! Any unsafe
shop conditions should be reported to a Coach or Captain immediately so corrective action can be taken
and it can be documented in the teams Safety Log. For unsafe conditions beyond the teams control,
work with the teams Faculty Mentor.

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6. Shop Trainers
Before using any shop equipment, students must be properly trained on the equipment they will be using.
Below is a list of the shop equipment used by Team 5401 and the corresponding trainer. In addition to
the team trainers listed below, students can also be trained on this equipment by any of the Tech Ed
Teachers at Bensalem High School. Once training has been completed, it needs to be documented in the
training log.

Equipment Trainer(s)

Wells Index Mill & Burke Powermatic Mill Andy Windhausen, Dan Pop Walker

Andy Windhausen, Dan Pop Walker, Jeff


Lathe
Grabner

Dan Pop Walker, Jim Hawk, or Steve


Drill Press
Rosenberg Sr.

Dan Pop Walker, Jim Hawk, or Steve


Table Saw
Rosenberg Sr.

Dan Pop Walker, Jim Hawk, or Steve


Miter Saw
Rosenberg Sr.

Dan Pop Walker, Jim Hawk, or Steve


Power Sander
Rosenberg Sr.

Dan Pop Walker, Jim Hawk, or Steve


Band Saw
Rosenberg Sr.

CNC Router Josh Luther

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7. Shop Safety Checklist
1. Know the Safety Manual.

2. Make sure you are wearing the proper PPE (personal protective equipment) for the task being
performed in the shop.

3. Make sure you are dressed properly for working in shop. NO long sleeves, NO jewelry, closed toed
shoes and hair MUST be pulled back.

4. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the fire exits, fire extinguishers, first aid kit, eyewash
station, and SDS's are located.

5. Make sure you are in the proper frame of mind to be working in the shop.

6. Limit distractions while working in the shop and make sure your cell phone is not on your person
while using shop equipment.

7. Clean up when you are done working in the shop or if you notice a mess that could potentially be
unsafe or hazardous.

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8. Pit Safety Procedures
Students should only be in the pit at competition if they are a member of the pit team currently on duty
or if they were asked to be in the pit by a Coach.
Basic safety rules can help prevent hazards associated with working in the pit at competition:

1. Safety glasses should be worn at ALL TIMES

2. Keep safety gloves on hand so they can be used when working on the robot if necessary

3. Limit distractions while working in the pit

4. Keep all work surfaces free from clutter

5. NO food and NO open drinks in the pit

6. Have First Aid Kit and Battery Spill Kit easily accessible in pit

7. Pay attention for announcements from Pit Admin

8. No Daisy Chaining of any kind

Team members and Coaches should work together to establish a safe working environment in the pit and
further our teams commitment to creating a culture of safety.

If an unsafe situation is encountered, refer to Rule #6- If you see something, say something! Any unsafe
shop conditions should be reported to a Coach or Captain immediately so corrective action can be taken
and it can be documented in the teams Safety Log. For unsafe conditions beyond the teams control,
work with the teams Faculty Coach.

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9. Pit Safety Checklist
1. Be familiar with FIRST Competition Safety Manual

2. Make sure you are wearing the proper PPE for working in the Pit

3. Make sure you are dressed properly for working in pit. NO long sleeves, NO jewelry, closed toed shoes
and hair MUST be pulled back.

4. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the fire exits, fire extinguishers, first aid kit, eyewash
station, and SDS's are located.

5. Make sure all tools are put away in an organized and safe manner

6. Limit the number of people in the pit to the Pit Team on duty and any needed Coaches

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10. Basic First Aid
10.1 Scrapes
Use a clean towel or cloth to clean the scrape
If you have access to water, clean out wound
Rinse with antiseptic fluid
Bandage if necessary
10.2 Minor Cuts
Clean wound
Put Neosporin or antiseptic fluid on cut
Bandage if necessary
10.3 Bruises
Apply cold pack to affected area
10.4 Foreign Body in the Eye
If there is an object in the eye- have someone flush with sterile saline or emergency eye wash while
person keeps eyes open. Keep eye closed after rinsing. If foreign object remains in eye after
treatment, seek medical attention.
DO NOT RUB EYES. This can cause damage. Keep eye closed when not rinsing, as the eye will
naturally try to get rid of whatever is in it.
10.5 Splinters
Wash hands- provide good lighting, another team member will have to use tweezers to grab as close
to the skin and lift to remove splinter.
If the splinter head is poking out of breached region, grab ahold of the top
If the splinter top breaks off, use a warm compress to draw it out of the skin before trying again
with tweezers
10.6 Serious Injuries Procedure
Designate someone to stay with the injured person
Instruct another person to call 911 or find an on-site paramedic
Let the medical professionals take over and do their job
ALL injuries regardless of their severity MUST BE DOCUMENTED on an Injury Report Form!

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11.Training Logs
11.1 Safety Binder
Equipment/Training: Safety Binder
Trainer(s): Jimmy-James
Trainer's Role:Team 5401 Coach/Tech Ed teacher

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

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Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

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11.2 Table Saw
Equipment/Training: Table Saw
Trainer(): Jim Hawk, Pop Walker, Steve Rosenberg
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

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11.3 Miter Saw
Equipment/Training: Miter Saw
Trainer(s): (): Jim Hawk, Pop Walker, Steve Rosenberg
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach/Tech Ed teacher

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

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11.4 Milling Machines
Equipment/Training: Milling Machine
Trainer(s): (): Andy Windhausen, Dan Pop Walker
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach/Tech Ed teacher

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

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11.5 Lathe
Equipment/Training: Lathe
Trainer(s): Andy Windhausen, Dan Pop Walker, Jeff Grabner
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach/Tech Ed teacher

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

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12. Safety Log/ Injury Report Forms
Instructions: Students and Coaches shall use this form to report all robotics related injuries or near miss
events (which could have caused an injury) no matter how minor. This helps us to identify and correct
hazards before they cause serious injuries. This form shall be completed by students as soon as possible
and given to a Coach or Captain for further action.

I am reporting an: Injury Near Miss


Your Name:
Coach/Mentor(s) on duty:
Have you told a Mentor/Coach or Captain about your injury/near miss? Yes No
Date of Injury/near miss:
Time of injury/near miss:
Name of Witnesses (if any):
Where, exactly, did it happen?

What were you doing at the time?

Describe step by step what led up to the injury/near miss:

What could have been done to prevent this injury/near miss?

Who treated your injury?


Your Signature:
Coach/Mentor:
Safety Captain Signature:

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13. Timeline
13.1 April 27-30 2016 Worlds Championship in St. Louis, MO

Goals Accomplished
Everyone goes through UL training course
Replace all Fire Extinguishers with UL approved ones
Add the FIRST safety manual to safety binder
Spread knowledge to rookie teams
Establish safety committee and what to discuss
Practicality: our program makes sense and the safety program is easily understandable
Make a safety quiz (Team knowledge)
CPR certified
First Aid certified
13.2 2017 Post-Season Plans

Goals Accomplished
Create safety video
Took on new team and their safety captain under our wings
CPR certifications
UL safety ambassador course
Have team members be First Aid certified
13.3 March 4-5 2017 Hatboro Horsham District Event

Goals Accomplished
School Fire Evacuation Plan
Competition Fire Evacuation Plan
Training Summary
Showing Progression
Emergency cards
13.4 March 25-26 2017 Senaca District Event

Goals Accomplished
Share Safety Binder with team
Note lifting procedures in Safety Binder
Add page of how to read SDS Sheets
Add Revision Number and date to changes in the safety binder
Battery Safety Handle
Print SDS Sheets in color

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13.5 April 5-8 2017 MAR District Championships

Goals Accomplished
Create Safety App/Interactive PDF
Tool specific Shop Safety Videos
Use Takeaways from District Championships to better program
Establish Mentor Program for FRO
Continue to Spread FIRSTs and FROs Culture of Safety to all teams
13.6 2017 Post-Season Plans

Goals Accomplished
Create Safety App/Interactive PDF
Tool specific Shop Safety Videos
Battery Safety Handle
Print SDS Sheets in color
Emergency cards
First Aid certified

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