(1) Pressurized gas cylinders will be stored, handled, used, and
shipped in accordance with AR 700-68 and Part 1910 OSHA subpart H.
Cylinders will be marked in accordance with MIL-STD-101 and secured in the
work area in such a way that they cannot be tipped over accidentally. Not
more than two cylinders of the same gas may be at the work station: one in
use and one awaiting use. Empty containers (those with the minimum pressure
allowed by AR 700-68) will be removed from the immediate work station.
(2) Battery charging.
(a) The principal hazards of battery charging operations are acid
burns during filling, back strains from lifting, and hydrogen explosions.
(b) Many batteries, such as the lead-acid storage battery, contain
a strong acid electrolyte; others, such as the silver-zinc and nickel-
cadmium, contain an alkali solution.
If electrolyte, acidic or alkaline,
spills on skin, immediately flush the skin with large quantities of water.
This is especially important if the eye is involved as even a slight delay
can mean the difference between an incident and loss of sight.
(3) Soldering irons will be turned off when left unattended or will
be placed in covered holders. Be very careful when soldering or unsoldering
wires or components under tension. Eyes must be shielded (safety glasses,
goggles, etc.) while soldering or unsoldering to prevent molten solder from
striking the eyes when wires or components break loose.
containing cadmium will not be used.
If no substitute is effective, a
waiver must be obtained, adequate ventilation and other industrial hygiene
controls must be provided, and the workers should be included in a medical
surveillance program to prevent the toxic effects of inhaled cadmium fumes.
pressure and force measurements.
can cut the skin and inject itself into the body.
(b) The shackles and eye bolts used with the force machine can
become shrapnel, if they fail during a force measurement.
(a) Lift with your legs, not your back.
(b) Use two people for bulky items or items over 50 pounds.