General Safety Rules
Directions: Study the General Safety Rules below. Once done, please take the test by clicking on the link and entering your test code.
√ Develop a Safe Attitude
• Read and follow all posted safety rules.
• Consider each personʼs safety to be your responsibility.
• Work quietly and give your full attention to the task at hand. Never indulge in horseplay or other
• Stay out of danger zones as much as possible. These are usually marked with black and yellow
• Put up warning signs on things that are hot and could cause burns.
• Lift with your legs, not your back. Keep your back straight. To keep better control, get help to lift
or move long or heavy items.
• Handle materials with sharp edges and pointed objects carefully.
• Report accidents to your teacher at once.
√ Have Respect for Tools and Equipment
• Never use any tool or machine until the teacher has shown you how to use it and has checked the
• Before you use any tool or machine, make sure you know the safety rules and make sure you get
your teacherʼs permission.
• Use equipment only when the teacher is in the lab.
• Do not let others distract you while you use a machine.
• Do not use electrical tools or equipment if the cord or plug is damaged.
• Always use the right tool for the job. The wrong tool could injure you or damage the part you are
• To avoid injury, use the right machine guard for the job. Check with your teacher for the
• Keep hands and fingers away from all moving parts.
• Before you leave a machine, turn it off and wait until it stops. If you are finished, clean the
machine and the area around it.
• When you have finished working, return all tools and unused supplies to their proper places.
√ Prevent and Control Fires
• Store oily rags in a closed metal container to prevent fire.
• Know where the nearest fire extinguisher is and how to use it.
√ Wear Appropriate Clothing and Protective Equipment
• Always wear eye protection. Special eye protection may be needed for some activities, such as
using a laser, welding, or using chemicals.
• Wear hard shoes or boots with rubber soles.
• Use ear protection near loud equipment.
• Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, or other items that could get caught in machinery.
Tie back long hair.
• Do not wear gloves while operating power tools.
√ Have Respect for Hazardous Materials and Waste
• Products with major health risks should have a material safety data sheet (MSDS) available. Ask
your teacher about the MSDS before you use materials that may be hazardous. Know how to read
• Other common chemicals will have safety information on the labels. Check the labels of materials
before you use them.
• Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with hazardous materials.
• Work in a well-ventilated area.
• Follow your teacherʼs instructions for disposal of hazardous materials and waste.
√ Maintain the Lab
• Keep the work area clean. Keep the floor and aisles clean at all times.
• If a liquid is spilled, clean it up immediately as instructed by the teacher.
• Always use a brush, not your hands, to clean dry materials from a table or piece of equipment.
• Store all materials properly.
Please take notes on the tools that you will be using. You must us powerpoint to take notes and
create a presentation on the following video below. Powerpoint must have the following:
- Team name
- 3 thumbnail sketch- depicts the design concept
- Finish Drawing with color concept
- Prototype Pictures of you working on your car
- Potential Energy (weight x Height) = kinetic Energy (1/2 mass x speed2 ) plus Friction (Heat Air, etc)
- Presentation of car and Competition.
- Must have great notes in your journal moving forward.