This chapter focused on: Laboratory Safety; OSHA; Safety Equipment; Fire Extinguishers; Automotive Lifts; Lifting a Vehicle Safely; Using Jack and Jack Stands; and, Safety Around Airbags.
Safety Related Sites
- American National Standards Institute
- Canadian Center for Occ. Health and Safety
- Dangerous Decibels
- International Safety Equipment Association
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- National Institute for Occ. Safety and Health
- National Safety Council
- Occ. Safety and Health Administration
- Safety and Pollution Prevention
- U.S. Fire Administration
Safety Equipment Related Sites
Automotive Lift Sites
- Automotive Lift Institute
- Bend-Pak Inc.
- Challenger Lifts
- Forward Lift
- Hunter Engineering Company
- Mohawk Lifts
- Rotary Lift
- Snap-on Equipment
- Western Hoist, Inc.
Car Emergency Kit Information
Safety in an automotive lab or shop is essential. Fires are classified by the type of material burning. The best type of fire extinguisher to have when working on an automobile is a combination A-B-C. Proper jack procedures enable you to lift a vehicle safely and without damage. Two types of lifts are common in automotive shops: inground and surface-mounted lifts. Surface-mounted lifts come in two and four-post designs. The four-post is easier to use than the two-post, but it is not as versatile without special adapters. The four-post lift is generally used for oil changes and undercarriage inspections, while the two-post is commonly used for tire, brake, or suspension work. Be extremely careful when working around airbag system components. They can be dangerous if accidentally deployed.
Activities and Study Questions
Activities and study questions can be completed in the Auto Upkeep Workbook.
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