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Safety Binder

2018

Fightin’ Robotic Owls
Team 5401
Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION 3

2. 2017-18 TEAM LEADERSHIP 4
2.1 COACHES 4
2.2 STUDENT LEADERSHIP 4
2.3 SAFETY COMMITTEE 4

3. TEAM SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES 5
3.1 COACHES 5
3.2 SAFETY COMMITTEE 5
3.3 GENERAL TEAM 5

4. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES 6
4.1 FIRE EMERGENCY 6
4.2 MEDICAL INFO 6
4.3 EMERGENCY MAPS 7

5. TEAM 5401 SAFETY RULES 8

6. SHOP SAFETY 9
6.1 SHOP SAFETY PROCEDURES 9
6.2 SHOP SAFETY CHECKLIST 10

7. PIT SAFETY 11
7.1 PIT SAFETY PROCEDURES 11
7.2 PIT SAFETY CHECKLIST 11
7.3 PIT LIGHTING 12

8. BASIC FIRST AID 13
8.1 SCRAPES 13
8.2 MINOR CUTS 13
8.3 BRUISES 13
8.4 FOREIGN BODY IN THE EYE 13
8.5 SPLINTERS 13
8.6 SERIOUS INJURIES PROCEDURE 13

9. SHOP TRAINERS 14
10. TRAINING LOGS 15
10.1 SAFETY BINDER 15
10.2 MILLING MACHINES 17
10.3 LATHE 17
10.4 METAL CHOP SAW 18
10.5 JUMP SHEAR 18
10.6 TABLE SAW 19
10.7 MITER SAW 19
10.8 DRILL PRESS 20
10.9 BAND SAW 20
10.10 BATTERY SPILL KIT 21

11. SAFETY LOG/ INJURY REPORT FORMS 22

12. TIMELINE 23
12.1 APRIL 27-30 2016 WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP IN ST. LOUIS, MO 23
12.2 2017 POST-SEASON PLANS 23
12.3 MARCH 4-5 2017 HATBORO HORSHAM DISTRICT EVENT 23
12.4 MARCH 25-26 2017 SENACA DISTRICT EVENT 24
12.5 2018 POST-SEASON PLANS 24
12.6 MARCH 2, 2018 HATBORO-HORSHAM DISTRICT EVENT #1 24

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1. 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!”

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2. 2017-18 Team Leadership
2.1 Coaches
Kevin McKay - Program Manager & Programming Mentor
Andy Windhausen - Lead Technical Mentor
Virginia McKay - Lead Non-Technical Mentor & Safety Mentor
Steve Rosenberg - Fabrication Mentor
Jim Hawk - Fabrication Mentor
Dan “Pop” Walker - Fabrication Mentor
Josh Luther - Fabrication Mentor/Lead CADD Mentor
Jordan Chazin – Programming Mentor
Devin Bombay – Programming Mentor
Ellen Garfield – Lead Safety Mentor
2.2 Student Leadership
James “Jimmy-James” Kane - Program Manager
Kelly Dennis - Lead Safety Engineer
Katherine Matveykina – Non-Technical Lead
Kady Dennis - Chief Engineer
2.3 Safety Committee
Kelly Dennis
James “Jimmy-James” Kane
Katherine Matveykina
Ryleigh Davis
Maxwell Palamarchuk
Cindy Chen
Jordan Puketza

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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 decisions 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. Emergency Procedures
4.1 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. Referencing our safety
binder on page seven, there is a map that shows all of the closest
emergency exits in a certain vicinity as well as a secondary exit if
the primary exit 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.
4.2 Medical Info
In the event a team member has a medical emergency or
condition, whether that be a student or mentor, Kevin McKay and
Ellen Garfield have access to a thumb drive. This thumb drive
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.
“McAfee Endpoint Encryption” protects all this data and only Kevin
and Ellen have access to this data.

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4.3 Emergency Maps

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5. 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 you are 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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6. Shop Safety
6.1 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 do not know, ASK!

Team members, Coaches, and volunteers should work together to
establish a safe working environment in the shop and further our team’s
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 team’s Safety Log. For unsafe
conditions beyond the team’s control, work with the teams’ Faculty
Mentor.

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6.2 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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7. Pit Safety
7.1 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 team’s 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 team’s Safety Log. For unsafe
conditions beyond the team’s control, have a team member or coach
repot the issue to Pit Admin.
7.2 Pit Safety Checklist
1. Be familiar with FIRST Competition Safety Manual

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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

7.3 Pit Lighting
1. Our pit lighting consists of four 20 watt, 120 volt LED lights that have an
IP (Ingress Protection) rating of 65.

2. This is considered a temporary installation under Article 590 of the
National Electric Code.

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8. Basic First Aid
8.1 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
8.2 Minor Cuts
Clean wound
Put Neosporin or antiseptic fluid on cut
Bandage if necessary
8.3 Bruises
Apply cold pack to affected area
8.4 Foreign Body in the Eye
If there is an object in the eye, have someone flush with sterile saline
or emergency eyewash 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.
8.5 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
8.6 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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9. 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 Andy Windhausen, Dan “Pop”
Mill Walker

Andy Windhausen, Dan “Pop”
Lathe
Walker

Dan “Pop” Walker, Jim Hawk, or
Drill Press
Steve Rosenberg Sr.

Dan “Pop” Walker, Jim Hawk, or
Table Saw
Steve Rosenberg Sr.

Dan “Pop” Walker, Jim Hawk, or
Miter Saw
Steve Rosenberg Sr.

Dan “Pop” Walker, Jim Hawk, or
Power Sander
Steve Rosenberg Sr.

Dan “Pop” Walker, Jim Hawk, or
Band Saw
Steve Rosenberg Sr.

CNC Router Josh Luther

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10. Training Logs
10.1 Safety Binder
Equipment/Training: Safety Binder
Trainer(s): Jimmy-James and Kelly Dennis
Trainer's Role: Program Manager and Chief Safety Engineer

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

Suhail Mallick 11/15/17

Yash Patel 11/15/17

Kady Dennis 11/15/17

Natalie Ralston 11/15/17

Justin Nolle 11/15/17

Jason Liu 11/15/17

Kelly Dennis 11/15/17

Matt Doyle 11/15/17

Joseph McGuire 11/15/17

Kat Pasquella 11/15/17

Katherine Matveykina 11/15/17

Ethan Whiting 11/15/17

Gavin Hinshaw 11/15/17

James Kane 11/15/17

Eric Rosenberg 11/15/17

Thomas Sharp 11/15/17

Damien Olsen 11/15/17

Juliya Medyukh 11/15/17

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Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

Daniel Pasquella 11/15/17

Shiv Patel 11/15/17

Maxwell Palamarchuk 11/15/17

Ryleigh Davis 11/15/17

Sami Rana 11/15/17

Ryan Doyle 11/15/17

Amar Bhavsar 11/15/17

Justin Hawk 11/15/17

Cindy Chen 11/15/17

Isaiah Wilson 11/15/17

Zafeer Lambe 11/15/17

Fayzaan Awan 11/15/17

Jordan Puketza 11/15/17

Brian Andrades 11/15/17

Michael Toner 11/15/17

Cameron Wodon 11/15/17

Sahil Patel 11/15/17

Gaoyu Lin 11/15/17

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10.2 Milling Machines
Equipment/Training: Milling Machine
Trainer(s): Andy Windhausen, Dan “Pop” Walker
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

Kady Dennis 11/22/17

Maxwell Palamarchuk 11/22/17

James Kane 11/22/17

Kelly Dennis 11/22/17

Natalie Ralston 11/22/17

10.3 Lathe
Equipment/Training: Lathe
Trainer(s): Andy Windhausen, Dan “Pop” Walker
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

Kady Dennis 11/22/17

Maxwell Palamarchuk 11/22/17

James Kane 11/22/17

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10.4 Metal Chop Saw
Equipment/Training: Metal Chop Saw
Trainer(s): Andy Windhausen, Dan “Pop” Walker
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

Kady Dennis 11/22/17

Kelly Dennis 11/22/17

Maxwell Palamarchuk 11/22/17

James Kane 11/22/17

Natalie Ralston 11/22/17

10.5 Jump Shear
Equipment/Training: Jump Shear
Trainer(s): Andy Windhausen, Dan “Pop” Walker
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

Kady Dennis 11/22/17

Maxwell Palamarchuk 11/22/17

James Kane 11/22/17

Kelly Dennis 11/22/17

Gavin Hinshaw 11/22/17

Thomas Sharp 11/22/17

Natalie Ralston 11/22/17

Justin Hawk 11/22/17

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10.6 Table Saw
Equipment/Training: Table Saw
Trainer(s): Jim Hawk, Dan “Pop” Walker, Steve Rosenberg Sr.
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

James Kane 01/17/18

Gavin Hinshaw 01/17/18

Ethan Whiting 01/17/18

Natalie Ralston 01/17/18

Justin Hawk 01/17/18

10.7 Miter Saw
Equipment/Training: Miter Saw
Trainer(s): Jim Hawk, Dan “Pop” Walker, Steve Rosenberg Sr.
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

Kady Dennis 01/17/18

Gavin Hinshaw 01/17/18

James Kane 01/17/18

Kelly Dennis 01/17/18

Ethan Whiting 01/17/18

Natalie Ralston 01/17/18

Justin Hawk 01/17/18

Ryleigh Davis 01/17/18

Jordan Puketza 01/17/18

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10.8 Drill Press
Equipment/Training: Drill Press
Trainer(s): Jim Hawk, Dan “Pop” Walker, Steve Rosenberg Sr.
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

Kady Dennis 01/17/18

James Kane 01/17/18

Gavin Hinshaw 01/17/18

Kelly Dennis 01/17/18

Thomas Sharp 01/17/18

Ryleigh Davis 01/17/18

Natalie Ralston 01/17/18

Maxwell Palamarchuk 01/17/18

Justin Hawk 01/17/18

10.9 Band Saw
Equipment/Training: Band Saw
Trainer(s): Jim Hawk, Dan “Pop” Walker, Steve Rosenberg Sr.
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

James Kane 01/17/18

Gavin Hinshaw 01/17/18

Ethan Whiting 01/17/18

Justin Hawk 01/17/18

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10.10 Battery Spill Kit
Equipment/Training: Battery Spill Kit
Trainer(s): Virginia McKay
Trainer's Role: Team 5401 Coach

Team Member Name Team Member Signature Date of Training

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11. 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.
Your Name:
I am reporting an: ☐ Injury ☐Near Miss
What and where is the injury?

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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12. Timeline
12.1 April 27-30 2016 Worlds Championship in St. Louis, MO

Accomplished Goals
Everyone goes through UL training Make a safety quiz-Judges loved
course the idea (Team knowledge)
Replace all Fire Extinguishers with UL CPR certified
approved ones
Add the FIRST safety manual to First Aid certified
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 - No
committee action

12.2 2017 Post-Season Plans

Accomplished Goals
Took on new team and their safety Have team members be First Aid
captain under our wings certified
CPR certifications
UL safety ambassador course

12.3 March 4-5 2017 Hatboro Horsham District Event

Accomplished Goals
School Fire Evacuation Plan Emergency cards
Competition Fire Evacuation Plan
Training Summary
Showing Progression

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12.4 March 25-26 2017 Senaca District Event

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

12.5 2018 Post-Season Plans

Accomplished Goals
Print SDS Sheets in color
Use Takeaways from District
Championships/World
Championships to better program
Train 2017/2018 Safety Engineer
Continue to Spread FIRST’s and FRO’s
Culture of Safety to all teams

12.6 March 2, 2018 Hatboro-Horsham District Event #1
Accomplished Goals
Pit Lighting Documentation in Safety Pit Lighting Documentation in
Binder Safety Binder

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