General Safety Precautions
Since most shop equipment is electrically driven, you must observe several
precautions to avoid personal injury and injury of others and to prevent
damage to the equipment.
Inspect reproduction equipment regularly and have all repairs done by a
Common electrical discrepancies are as follows:
worn or frayed cords,
bare wires, and
Avoid extensive use of extension cords. Plug units into safety approved
surge protectors. Make sure power to the equipment is off before cleaning
CAUTION: Never touch an energized electrical plug, switch, or any part of
electrically operated equipment when you have wet hands, or while you are
standing in water on a wet deck.
Do not expose electrically powered reproduction equipment to the elements.
During field day, do not allow water to seep under the equipment near the
electrical mechanisms. Allow for maximum air circulation when you select a
position for placing equipment, particularly if the equipment produces fumes.