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Safety Considerations.

So what do you think?
What are things you need to consider??
There are inherent dangers working on cars. People have been seriously injured and killed working on cars.

Where do you place a jack?
When working on electrical systems, what do you do first??

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Never lay under a car thats supported by just a jack. Support it with jackstands if you are going to work under it. Disconnect the battery when working with anything electrical. You dont want an accidental short, or God forbid, airbag in face. I'll let some other guys take over. Dont wanna hog thie whole thread. lol
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One thing I do is after the car is up on the jack stands is I bump or shake it a bit to make sure it is not going to fall while I'm under it trying to loosen a bolt or something. if it seems even slightly unstable jack it back up and reset the stands. same goes for at the junk yard to.
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you know,, in Auto safety theres so many little things, example,, safety glasses, ever crawl under your car to do something simple, and end up wearing a patch over a eye cause something fell in?? I have, maybe 8 or 9 times, think i would learn,, nope, 4 years ago , i had both eyes scraped, wind blew in the shop and I got a face full of shavings off the rotor lathe, yes I wear glasses,, but they dont wrap around my face,, I do have side sheilds now
remember,, its THE LITTLE things that will get you in trouble

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E-brake anytime you jack the car up. Wheel chucks in place. Lots of light.
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Common sense.
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Common sense.
true...that does a loong way !
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I'm not comfortable working under a car unless that thing is on a lift.
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I'm not comfortable working under a car unless that thing is on a lift.
cars can fall off lifts to. I have seen it happen 20 feet from where I was standing. one guy was doing an oil change on an F150 he didn't have the weight distributed correctly and when he went to remove the filter just him pushing up was enough to make it pivot on the rear arms the front went in the air inches from the ceiling and the back landed on the trailer hitch. lucky no one and nothing was hurt, but it could have gone really bad really quick.

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Put stuff away as you work on it. Keep your tools organized and clean. Rummaging through your workbench and finding an open razorblade is not pleasant, nor is tripping over some crap while your carrying a transmission.
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Usually I just use the lift at Dad's job but for minor things when I put the car on Jack Stands...I usually toss a spare tire right behind the jack just in case something happens.
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The problem with common sense is that isn't to common it seems. I hear of people all the time getting hurt. Taking short cuts, not wearing eye protection with power tools or spray painting with no mask. We all takenshort cuts and risks that can have bed consequences. Wheel chocks are so easy to use but you hardly seemthem used.
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heck, even a slip of a wrench can be enough for 4 or 5 stiches
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Common sense.
Unfortunatly today we must say "Uncommon Sense" due to the fact that the "common man" lacks "Common Sense"

Way to many knuckle heads out there.........

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heck, even a slip of a wrench can be enough for 4 or 5 stiches
LOL....just being in the shop is enough to make sure your insurance is paid up.
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