# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Applied Agricultural Concepts Task 10182861

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify safety rules associated with the use of electrical appliances and equipment.

Definition

Identification should include using precautions with electricity and maintaining safe and effective electrical fixtures. Identification should also include the following safety rules from Electrical Engineering Portal:
  • Avoid contact with energized electrical circuits.
  • Treat all electrical devices as if they are live or energized.
  • Disconnect the power source before servicing or repairing electrical equipment.
  • Use only tools and equipment with non-conducting handles when working on electrical devices.
  • Never use metallic pencils or rulers, or wear rings or metal watchbands when working with electrical equipment.
  • When it is necessary to handle equipment that is plugged in, be sure hands are dry and, when possible, wear non-conductive gloves, protective clothes and shoes with insulated soles.
  • If it is safe to do so, work with only one hand, keeping the other hand at your side or in your pocket, away from all conductive material. This precaution reduces the likelihood of accidents that result in current passing through the chest cavity.
  • Minimize the use of electrical equipment in cold rooms or other areas where condensation is likely. If equipment must be used in such areas, mount the equipment on a wall or vertical panel.
  • If water or a chemical is spilled onto equipment, shut off power at the main switch or circuit breaker and unplug the equipment.
  • If an individual comes in contact with a live electrical conductor, do not touch the equipment, cord or person. Disconnect the power source from the circuit breaker or pull out the plug using a leather belt.
  • Equipment producing a “tingle” should be disconnected and reported promptly for repair.
  • Do not rely on grounding to mask a defective circuit nor attempt to correct a fault by insertion of another fuse or breaker, particularly one of larger capacity.
  • Drain capacitors before working near them and keep the short circuit on the terminals during the work to prevent electrical shock.
  • Never touch another person’s equipment or electrical control devices unless instructed to do so.
  • Enclose all electric contacts and conductors so that no one can accidentally come into contact with them.
  • Never handle electrical equipment when hands, feet, or body are wet or perspiring, or when standing on a wet floor.
  • Do not store highly flammable liquids near electrical equipment.
  • Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, or ties near electrical equipment.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Where can one find safety rules and precautions for electrical appliances and equipment?
  • What safety rules and considerations are critical to adhere to when working with electrical appliances and equipment?
  • What is the danger of overloading an electrical circuit?

Related Standards of Learning

English

9.5

The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Apply knowledge of text features and organizational patterns to understand, analyze, and gain meaning from texts.
  2. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  3. Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
  4. Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  5. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  6. Identify characteristics of expository, technical, and persuasive texts.
  7. Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.
  8. Evaluate clarity and accuracy of information.
  9. Analyze, organize, and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, complete a task, or create a product.
  10. Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate their impact.
  11. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  12. Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

10.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.