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IDENTIFY

SAFTEY

HAZARDS

SAFETY FIRST, SAFETY NOW, SAFETY ALWAYS

Carefully read and follow the below safety warnings and 

instructions prior to engaging in work with equipment.

• Always follow equipment manufacturer’s recommendations for safety and maintenance.
• Always wear personal protection equipment, including:  steel toed boots, work gloves, 

safety glasses and hard hat.  Be familiar with the safety requirements of your work site.

• Always wear hearing protection when the work environment includes noise levels at or 

above 85 dBA.  Dual hearing may be required when percussion drills are operating.

• Never operate equipment while under the infl uence of drugs, alcohol, medication or

 extreme exhaustion.

• Stand clear of all moving and rotating equipment parts.  Never wear loose articles of 

 clothing around moving equipment parts.

• Be cautious of other equipment operating around you.
• Always maintain a clean working area.
• Avoid extremely hazardous working conditions.
• Refrain from having unnecessary visitors to your work area.  Ensure any visitors are

 dressed properly for the working conditions they are entering.

• Always use and keep machine safety guards intact and in working order.
• Employ trained and experienced service mechanics to maintain and repair equipment.
• Always follow all local and federal health and safety regulations.
• Prior to moving equipment or operating equipment controls, always be sure of what

 function they perform.  Always know where other persons are prior to moving equipment.

• Never customize or alter the drill or drill string components.  Failure to follow this will

 void any warranties and could cause premature failure to the tool or physical hazards to
 persons.

• Prior to lifting tools with hoists, make sure that all rope and/or slings are free to move

 without getting tangled.