WEAR or USE APPROVED PROTEC-
say that knowledge of other first aid procedures
TIVE CLOTHING or EQUIPMENT for
is less important.
the safe performance of work or duty.
prevents most accidents that occur in noncombat
R E P O R T to the supervisors ANY
operations. You can learn about general aviation
INJURY or evidence of impaired health
safety by studying Aviation Fundamentals,
occurring during work or duty.
NAVEDTRA 14318. You should study and
review this manual.
EXERCISE REASONABLE CAUTION
during any unforeseen hazardous occur-
rence, as is appropriate to the situation.
The safety precautions that apply to the work
Only authorized personnel can repair and
of Aviation Electrician's Mates include those you
maintain electronic and electrical equipment
should follow when working in and around
because of the chance of injury, the danger of fire,
aircraft. You will also work in the electrical or
and possible material damage. When you work
battery shop. In addition to these, you need to
on electrical equipment, open and tag the main
know the authorized fire-fighting methods for
supply switches or cutout switches. The tag should
electrical fires, treatment of burns, and artificial
read as follows: "This circuit is open for repairs
and shall not be closed except by direct order of
Some of the publications you should be
(usually the person directly in
familiar with are listed below:
charge of the repairs)."
Securely cover fuse boxes and junction boxes,
1. Airman, NAVEDTRA 14014
except when you are working on them. Don't alter
2. Navy Occupational Safety and Health
or disconnect safety devices, such as interlocks,
(NAVOSH), OPNAVINST 5100.23 (series)
overload relays, and fuses except when replacing
3. Navy Safety Precautions for Forces Afloat,
them. Never change or modify safety or protective
devices in any way without proper authorization.
These publications contain a variety of
Remove and replace fuses only after the circuit
operations and functions in the Navy; therefore,
is de-energized. If a fuse blows, replace it with
they are basic and general in nature. Activities use
a fuse of the same current rating only. When
these instructions as a basis for establishing
possible, carefully check the circuit before making
specific safety instructions for their particular
the replacement since the burned-out fuse often
equipment, weapons system, or locality.
results from a circuit fault.
You should move slowly when working
around electrical equipment. Maintain good
balance and DO NOT lunge after falling tools.
DO NOT work on electrical equipment if you are
As an AE, you are exposed to flight line
mentally or physically exhausted. DO NOT touch
hazards. You will be working around moving
energized electrical equipment when standing on
machinery, which is dangerous. Therefore, you
metal, damp, or other well grounded surfaces. DO
need to be alert when working around aircraft.
NOT handle energized electrical equipment when
Always follow your activity's instructions on the
you are wet or perspiring heavily. DO NOT
application of external power. Make sure you get
TAKE UNNECESSARY RISKS.
a thorough safety indoctrination from your
Some general safety precautions that you
should follow are shown below:
The maintenance instructions manual (MIM)
for each type of aircraft has an illustration, such
REPORT ANY UNSAFE CONDITION,
as that shown in figure 2-1 for the F/A-18 aircraft.
or any equipment or material that you
Study the illustrations for each aircraft in your
consider to be unsafe, to the immediate
operating area. Most safety instructions require
the anticollision light to be operating whenever
W A R N OTHERS you believe to be
the engine or engines are operating. This gives an
additional warning so you will be aware of
endangered because of known hazards or
who fail to follow safety precautions.