The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by NeBH » October 7th, 2018, 4:53 pm

31: Don't pick up your Scrambler by its (wooden) spine.

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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by Umaroth » October 7th, 2018, 5:45 pm

32. Don't use a metal knife to pry out batteries unless you want to see a ton of sparks
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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by JoeyC » October 7th, 2018, 5:46 pm

33: Be prepared to clean up your winter wonderland after cutting insulating foam board.
(the foam bits are everywhere, use a vacuum/ moving blanket)
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Post by TheChiScientist » October 7th, 2018, 5:54 pm

34. Melting styrofoam releases some slightly toxic fumes... Use a well-vented area.
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Post by sciolyperson1 » October 7th, 2018, 6:15 pm

35. Don't put super glue on styrofoam, it starts smoking under the right conditions.
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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by Umaroth » October 7th, 2018, 9:02 pm

36. Don't poke holes in Styrofoam using a soldering iron while the windows are closed (someone else, not me)
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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by TheCowboyandhisArk » October 8th, 2018, 5:57 am

37. Don't stab with an Exacto knife, hold it like a pencil, you'll stab, break the blade, flip your hand on it, and cut your tendons.
38. Metal gets hot when grinding it on a bench grinder. soak in water and short contact with the wheel
39. WEAR A RESPIRATOR WHEN GRINDING OR SANDING ANYTHING!!!!
40. Don't use an Exacto knife to un CA glue your fingers...
41. Don't let your non-techy CA glue their fingers together on purpose
42. don't spay spray accelerator on them
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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by linzhiyan » October 8th, 2018, 3:45 pm

43. Don't drip accelerator on the surface you're working on... it doesn't come off easily. (Easily, as in it doesn't come off AT ALL.)
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Post by TheChiScientist » October 8th, 2018, 6:55 pm

44.Be very careful when Nitric Acid and Glycerin are in close proximity!!!!! (Don't ask me how that almost happened but the room is still intact!)
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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Post by Macgyver » October 9th, 2018, 8:42 am

45. Know where the Fire Extinguisher is
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