- Never depend solely on jacks or chain hoists to support a vehicle you have to work under. Use blocks.
- Use electric extension lamps and portable electric tools only when cords and fittings are in good condition.
- Be sure your feet are clear of passing automobiles or moving machinery when you get under a vehicle.
- Guard against carbon monoxide gas from the exhausts of running engines. See that there is proper ventilation.
- Do not leave gasoline standing around in open containers. Whenever possible, use Stoddard Solvent or other relatively safe preparations to clean parts.
- Don’t attempt to lift anything too heavy for you — get help or use a hoist.
- Watch the wrenches and other tools you use. Keep them in safe working condition.
- Keep a pair of safety goggles handy and wear them when doing any work in which your protection is necessary.
- Be sure that mechanics’ creepers are in safe operating condition.
- Never consider a job complete until you have checked to make sure that all lock washers and cotter pins are in place.
- Never allow grease and oil to remain on the floor where you, or others, might slip and fall on it.
- Always keep a suitable fire extinguisher near at hand and ready for use.
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