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Safety

POLICY

It is KMI'S, policy to operate nationwide in a safe and responsible manner that respects the environment and the health of our employees, our customers and the communities where we operate.

Safety

POLICY

It is KMI'S, policy to operate nationwide in a safe and responsible manner that respects the environment and the health of our employees, our customers and the communities where we operate. We will not compromise environmental, health or safety values for profit or production.

All KMI personal are expected to understand, promote and assist in the implementation of this policy and the accompanying principles.

PRINCIPLES

We value human life above all else and manage risks accordingly. We relentlessly pursue and continually improve EHS systems and processes to achieve an EHS incident-free workplace.

We comply with all laws and set higher standards for ourselves.

Safe Machine Operating Procedures

Always wear approved safety protection for your eyes. Chips of material may break off and cause flying particles.

Never wear loose clothing or jewelry when operating any machine. Loose clothing and jewelry can easily be caught in moving parts of machinery.

Never wear gloves when operating a machine. Gloves can be caught by shavings or rotating tools and machinery.

Long hair must be tied back, protected by a hair net, or a protective shop cap. One of the most common accidents on a drill press is caused by long hair getting caught in a revolving drill.

Proper footwear must be worn in machining areas. No open-toed sandals as hot or sharp chips of material may fall on feet and cause injury.

Inspect all machines for damage or loose objects left by a previous user. Never assume a machine has been left in good working condition.

Make sure the floor area around each machine is clean and free of obstructions.

Do not operate any machine before understanding its on/off mechanism and knowing how to stop it quickly. Knowing how to stop a machine quickly can prevent serious injury.

Before operating any machine, be sure that the safety devices are in place and in working order. Remember safety devices are for the operator's protection and should not be removed.

Always be sure that the cutting tool and the workpiece are properly mounted before starting the machine.

Keep hands away from moving parts. It is dangerous practice to "feel" the surface of a part in a machine or to stop a machine by hand.

Always stop a machine before measuring, cleaning, or making any adjustments. It is dangerous to do any type of work around moving parts of a machine.

Never use a rag near the moving parts of a machine. The rag may be drawn into the machine, along with the hand that is holding it.

Never have more than one person operate a machine at the same time. Not knowing what the other person would or would not do has caused many accidents.

Before you handle any workpiece, remove all burrs and sharp edges with a file/deburring tool.

Get first aid immediately for any injury, no matter how small. Report the injury and be sure that even the smallest cut is treated to prevent the chance of serious infection.

Be sure all work is clamped securely in a vice or to a machine table before working on it.

Whenever work is clamped, be sure the bolts are placed closer to the workpiece than to the clamping blocks.

Never start a machine until you are sure that the cutting tool and machine parts will clear the workpiece.

Proper cleanup is essential

  • Stop machinery before cleanup
  • Never use rags or compressed air to clean up a machine, always use a brush or vacuum
  • Material chips may embed in rags, causing injury to the next user
  • Air may cause material chips to wedge in machine parts, causing undue wear
  • The floor area around each machine must be clean and free of oil, material chips, tools, and stock
  • Failure to clean up properly around a machine leads to slips and falls, causing injury