Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
Identify the basic safety requirements, and how the role of responsibility
starts with you.
Identify various sources of information regarding safety.
Identify various warning signs, placards, tags, and labels.
Describe the safety precautions to be followed when working on or with
electrical welding equipment.
Describe the safety procedures to follow when working with chemicals and
Describe the safety procedures to follow when working on or with various
tools, equipment, and machinery.
Describe the safety procedure, and precautions to follow before and after
Describe the safety procedures to follow when performing cutting
Describe the Navy's Hearing Conservation and Noise Abatement
Describe the Navy's Heat Stress Control Program.
strictly observed. The primary goals of an effective
safety program are to protect personnel and material
It is Navy policy to provide a safe and healthy
and to ensure that unsafe equipment operations do not
work place for all personnel. These conditions can be
occur. As a petty officer or chief petty officer, you have
the responsibility to recognize unsafe conditions and to
ensured through an aggressive and comprehensive
occupational safety and health program fully endorsed
take appropriate actions to correct any discrepancies.
by the Secretary of the Navy and implemented through
the appropriate chain of command. Safety begins with
A number of safety precautions that are likely to
concern HTs at one time or another are listed in this
chapter. You need to observe all of these precautions.
The material discussed in this chapter stresses the
The purpose of this chapter is not to teach safety but to
importance of observing standard safety precautions and
stress emphatically to all personnel that to work safely
procedures. As a Hull Technician, you will be working
and to be safety conscious at all times is as much a part
with different types of equipment, such as electrical
of their trade as may be any of its finer secrets or skills
welding equipment. All electrical equipment is
and to keep forever in mind, in the execution of their
hazardous; therefore, all safety precautions must be
duties, this one simple slogan: WORK SAFELY.