General Safety Guidelines
Other company, industry and/or government mandated safety guidelines may also apply.
The following general safety guidelines are an overview of the safety topics covered in this section. While these guidelines provide information that will help prevent personnel injury and damage to equipment, read the entire section in this manual as well as the safety sections in the OEM documentation provided with this manual for a thorough understanding of safety practices and specific devices related to the equipment.
- Read this entire manual as well as the OEM documentation supplied with this manual and become thoroughly familiar with the machine operation and safety features before working on any part of the system.
- Follow all System Operating Safety precautions outlined in this manual and supplied OEM documentation.
The following guidelines must be followed to promote the safety of the operation and maintenance personnel:
- Adopt good work habits regarding safety when working on or around the system.
- Maintain clean and safe work areas at all times.
- Read and obey all signs posted on and around the system.
- Do not remove or tamper with any safety guards, safety interlock devices, or other safety equipment built into the system. Operators must not try to defeat any safety feature. Doing so could result in severe personal injury.
- Always dress properly for the job and use appropriate sight and hearing protection. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) approved safety glasses must be worn by anyone working near the line. When required, personnel must wear protective work gloves to protect themselves from cuts or lacerations that can result from the sharp edges of metal parts used in this process. Do not wear gloves near moving parts. Ear protection and hard hats may also be required where applicable based on plant dictates.
- When equipment is shut down by proximity limit switches, Emergency Stop pushbuttons, or other safety devices; no person should begin maintenance repairs until the shutdown procedures are completed and the system locked out observing arc flash and lockout procedures using the proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)where applicable.
- Know the location of the Lockout / Tagout (LOTO) placard and properly follow all posted procedures.
- Become thoroughly familiar with the location and function of all safety devices on the system including Emergency Stop pushbuttons and lockout valves.
- Understand the system's stack light color coding.
- Follow all Electrical, Fluid, and Mechanical System safety precautions outlined in this manual and dictated by plant safety specifications.
- Use tools properly and safely whenever working on the system.