(2) The inspection mirror (item B), elliptical in shape and adjustable to any angle, enables you to
see into places inside the equipment where otherwise it would be hard or impossible to do
without further taking the equipment apart. The mirror also may be handy in reflecting light
to a spot where you need it.
(3) The folding pocket-type magnifier (item C) is good for checking for breaks in printed
circuitry, and for inspecting soldered joints and other items where a close look or a close, fine
job is in order.
6. PROPERTY RESPONSIBILITY
The tools, test equipment, and shop items you use belong to the Army. Any Government property
which you use or which has been issued to you is property for which you are personally responsible.
Personal responsibility means that you have the obligation to use that property for its intended purpose, to
properly care for it, and to adequately safeguard it from loss, damage, or destruction. This property
responsibility applies to all types of items entrusted to you, whether classed as nonexpendable or
expendable. Any item of Government property you use or possess becomes your responsibility, whether
you have signed for it or not. You may have to pay or reimburse the Government for property loss or
damage that occurs through your fault. Of course, a true craftsman takes pride in properly using and
caring for the tools and other things he uses in his work, so the chances are that seldom, if ever, you'll be
held financially liable for property loss or damage.
7. SAFETY ON THE JOB
Safety may be simply defined as keeping yourself and others free from danger or hazards. Around
any place where people are working with tools and materials we have danger and hazards. In military
operations we need and we therefore use a large assortment of equipment, both mechanical and electrical.
Many of the items require high voltages to operate. In some tasks, ladders and other climbing and
elevating aids must be used. Loads must be lifted by brawn or by materials handling equipment. Items
often must be stacked or piled up in a storage or holding area. Under any of these conditions, a hazardous
situation can crop up if someone fails to think safety and act safely in the working environment. So safety
is of importance to you yourself and to you in relation to all those individuals with whom you happen to
be associated. You should place the safety of yourself and others high on your list of personal
obligations. Your concern for safety should be all the time--on the job, going to and from work, at home,
at play, and, in fact, wherever you may be. Many manhours are lost annually by people who forget safety
when off duty.
8. ACCIDENT PREVENTION
Safety is a goal that can be attained by preventing accidents.
a. Definition of "Accident." Webster's Dictionary says: "An event that takes place without one's
foresight or expectation, especially of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty." Of course,
accidents may include not only occurrences in which personal injury, or death, or property damage or loss
results, but also those instances resulting simply in delay or loss of time even if there is no physical harm
to person or to property.