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Safety Procedures From Team 4237

Remember, always report and log injuries!

    In the event of a cut:

      1. Immediately find safety captain or an adult
      2. Tell safety captain or adult exactly what happened
      3. As talking, safety captain or adult will apply first aid as needed
      4. If no one is available, find the nearest first aid kit and do first aid on yourself
      5. If no first aid kit is available, and no one is available to help, use paper towel, soap and water to clean cut
      6. Apply bandage to skin, using pressure to stop bleeding if necessary
      7. Call 911 if serious or life threatening

    In the event of a smash or hit:

      1. Immediately find safety captain or an adult
      2. Tell safety captain or adult exactly what happened
      3. As talking, safety captain or adult will apply first aid as needed
      4. If injury is to the foot, take off sock and shoe carefully to evaluate the situation and tell where it hurts
      5. If no one is available, put indirect ice on the injury (do not place ice directly on body)
      6. Call 911 if serious or life threatening

    In the event of a fall/slip:

      1. Immediately find safety captain or an adult
      2. Tell safety captain or adult exactly what happened
      3. Safety captain or adult will check the person to ask what hurts and where
      4. As talking, safety captain or adult will apply first aid as needed
      5. If no one is available, find the nearest first aid kit and do first aid on yourself
      6. Call 911 if serious or life threatening

    In the event of a head injury:

      1. Immediately find safety captain or an adult
      2. Tell safety captain or adult exactly what happened
      3. Safety captain or adult will check the person to ask what hurts and where
      4. As talking, safety captain or adult will apply first aid as needed
      5. If no one is available, put indirect ice on the injury (do not place ice directly on body)
      6. Call 911 if serious or life threatening

Safety Tips

    1. ALWAYS wear safety glasses.
    2. Make sure the robot is off when working on it.
    3. No food or drink in the pits, by the robot or in the build room.
    4. Wear closed toed shoes.
    5. No running.
    6. Wear ear protection when needed.
    7. Don’t daisy chain (plug a power strip into another power strip).
    8. Wear gloves when moving robot.
    9. Keep work stations clean.
    10. THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!



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Steps to Calling 911

Stay on the phone until 911 dispatch says to hang up!

    1. Stay calm
    2. State address of emergency
    3. Phone number you are calling from
    4. Identify yourself
    5. State the problem (ex: chest pain/shortness of breath/seizure/trauma)
    6. State what actions are occuring (ex: CPR/AED/FIRST AID)
    7. Follow the instructions given from 911 dispatch
    8. Have someone wait at the entrance until help arrives

Featured Safety Recalls!


Epipen Recall

The company Mylan recalled their Epipens and their Epipen Jr. distributed between December 2015 and July 2016. These were recalled due to reports of the product failing in the time of need. To read more, click below:

Epipen Recall



Hoverboard Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled many brands of hoverboards. Recently, they asked all companies to voluntarily take their products off the market "until they can be certified as safe." To read more, click below:

Hoverboard Recall



Click here to read up on more recalls.

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