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Melrose Mindoro High School


									                             Melrose - Mindoro High School
                                 Shop Safety Contract
Note to Students and Parents
In April of 1971 the Congress of the United States made the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act
(OSHA) an official part of the national labor law. The purpose of this law is “….to assure to far as possible
every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human
resources.” This law affects all employees who are working in the building trades where one or more workers
are employed. Although our students are not employees of the school, it should be noted that this law affects
them as if they were. Therefore, as a student using school equipment, it is just as important to develop safe work
attitudes and habits as outlined by this law as it is to develop the vocational skills covered in class.

Read the attached Safety Contract, sign and return to your teacher.

       Act in a responsible manner at all times in the shop facilities.
       Follow instructions given by the instructors and mentors.
       Report all accidents immediately to the instructor.
       Clean all work areas and put equipment away before being dismissed.
       Follow approved procedures for tool use and receive instructor permission prior to any tool use.
       Wear eye protection at all times in the lab, and other personal safety equipment when appropriate..
       Read all safety handouts and actively seek instructor clarification on issues I may not understand.
       Know where all safety equipment is located and what should be done in an emergency.
       Dress appropriately for the shop environment…
            o (Tie back long hair, remove jewelry, secure loose clothing, wear shoes with closed toes in the
                shop, etc.)
       Never work in the shop without instructor supervision.
       Read and practice other safety procedures related to this course.
       Never use a tool in the shop that I have not received training on, passed safety test for, and received
        permission to use.

                                              Safety Contract

I, __________________________________, recognize that the vocational shop is a safe place in which to work
and learn, if I conduct myself in a responsible manner. I have read and understand my instructor’s safety rules. I
agree to abide by the safety regulations and any additional instructions, written or verbal, provided by the
district and/or instructor

           Student signature_________________________________________date_______________

           Parent signature__________________________________________date_______________
                         Melrose - Mindoro High School
                             Shop Safety Contract

    Failure to follow these rules can result in the loss of shop privileges and/or referral to the student
     disciplinary system
    Prior to usage of any workshop, students are required to have read this document and sign the
     contract signature sheet (maintained by the shop supervisor) as acknowledgement of the
     information herein.

General Shop Conduct and Safety Rules
   1. Eye protection must be worn at all times when in the workshop. This applies regardless if you are
   working on machinery or not. Activities of others can affect your safety.

   2. No student is allowed to work in the shop alone. Period. The instructor must be in the room.

   3. Obtain first aid immediately for any injury. Report all accidents/injuries to the shop supervisor no matter
   how insignificant they may seem at the time. This will help us to mitigate hazards in the future.

   4. Do not operate machinery that you have not been authorized to use. This will protect both you and the
   equipment from harm. All machine tools require machine specific training and are not to be used unless you
   have been trained, passed safety testing, and received instructor permission.

   5. Only students and authorized individuals are permitted in the workshop. Keeping the foot traffic to a
   minimum provides for a safer and more comfortable working environment.

   6. Do not attempt adjust or repair any machine. This is the responsibility of the maintenance staff at the
   school. If you notice a piece of damaged equipment bring it to the instructor’s attention immediately.

   7. Ensure that all machine guarding is in place and functioning properly. Inform the machine shop
   supervisor if the guarding is damaged or malfunctioning. Malfunctioning guarding will not properly protect
   you and becomes a hazard itself.

   8. Do not leave machines running unattended. Others may not notice the machine is running and be injured
   by moving tooling.

   9. Do not try to stop the machine with your hands or body. Stopping the machine with your body can result
   in entanglement. Let the machine come to a stop naturally.

   10. Always keep hands, hair feet etc. clear of all moving machinery at all times. Be aware of all moving
   parts, especially cutting tools and chucks.

   11. Double-check that tooling and work pieces are properly supported and clamped prior to starting the
   machine. Always clamp your work.

   12. Heavy or unwieldy work pieces often require special support structures to machine safely. Ask for help
   if you are unsure if your work piece requires additional support.
   13. Remove chuck keys, wrenches and other tools from machines after making adjustments. Chuck keys left
   in the chuck when the machine turns on become dangerous flying objects.

   14. Ask for help when moving awkward or heavy objects. This will protect you and those around you from

   15. When working with another person, only one person should operate the machine.

   16. Do not lean, sit, or stand on the machines or tables.

   17. Do not talk unnecessarily while operating a machine. Do not talk to others while they are operating a
   machine. Do not become a distraction to others. Concentrate on the work and the machine at all times, it
   only takes a moment for an accident to occur. If you must talk, turn off the machine.

   18. Work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Rushing will compromise safe working practices along with
   part quality and increases the chance of damaging equipment.

   19. Listen to the machine(s) - if something does not sound right, shut it down. Often if the machine sounds
   abnormal to you, it probably is not operating properly. Inform the shop supervisor if you believe the
   machine to be operating abnormally.

   20. Never use compressed air for cleaning machinery. This will embed particulates into the precision
   machine ways and will drastically reduce the life of the machine tool. Use the supplied chip brushes and
   rags to clean machinery.

   21. Never use compressed air to clean your clothes or any part of your body. Particles can become
   embedded in skin and eyes. In extreme cases, air can be introduced into the bloodstream.

   22. If you do not know how to do something – ASK! Do not engage in any activity that may have unusual
   risk. Check with the shop supervisor if you have any doubts about what you are doing.

Dress Code
   23. Dress Appropriately, No open toed shoes or high heels. No loose clothing allowed, No shorts, dresses or
   skirts, etc. If you must dress up for another school function plan not to work in the shop that day.

   24. Remove all jewelry that could be caught in moving machinery. This includes rings and loose bracelets.
   Remove necklaces and the like, if not securely restrained.

   25. Restrain all hair that has potential for entanglement with moving machinery. You may wear a hat to
   hold up hair while in the shop.

   26. Wearing of gloves when working on moving machinery is prohibited. Gloves can easily become
   entangled in moving machinery and thus are not allowed.


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