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S A F E T Y M O D E L S TAG E 3 — C O N T rO L L I N G H A Z A r D S : S A F E WO r K P r AC T I C E S

Use locking connectors—Use locking-type attachment plugs, receptacles, and other connectors to prevent them from becoming unplugged.

Use and maintain tools properly

Locking-type attachment plug.

Maintain tools and equipment.

Your tools are at the heart of your craft. Tools help you do your job with a high degree of quality. Tools can do something else, too. They can cause injury or even death! You must use the right tools for the job. Proper maintenance of tools and other equipment is very important. Inadequate maintenance can cause equipment to deterio- rate, creating dangerous conditions. You must take care of your tools so they can help you and not hurt you.

Inspect your equipment before you use it.

Inspect tools before using them—Check for cracked casings, dents, missing or broken parts, and contamination (oil, moisture, dirt, corrosion). Damaged tools must be removed from service and properly tagged. These tools should not be used until they are repaired and tested.

This cord has been spliced using a wire nut. Spliced cords are very dangerous!

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