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be placed the names of the various Safety
Committees, and the members working in
that particular department; also posters
and other matter of interest pertaining
to Safety work. Each week a list of the
accidents occurring in that department
the previous week, together with their
causes will be posted on the boards. The
contents of these boards will be changed
at least once each week, and all men are
requested to watch their boards, note
the accidents which occur in their depart
ments, and to seek out a member of their
Safety Committee for information and
advice. If you have anv suggestions to
make, they will be more tuan pleased
to receive them.
That we may have a cleaner, better,
and safer place to work, every man is
requested to aid in this work. Remember
that there is a right and a wrong way
to do all work. Let every man think
before he acts, and by so doing we will
without a doubt very materially reduce
the number of accidents which occur
thruout the plant, make your work more
pleasant, and give to' your wife and
children the peace of mind to which they
For the past twelve months we have
kept an accurate record of each and
every accident occurring at the Badin
Works. Each accident has been classi
fied, according to its cause, where it
occurred, and the department in which
the injured was employed; and it is
surprising to note the many little acts
of thoughtlessness that sometimes cause
a very serious accident.
If all the men would observe some of
the following precautions, you would be
surprised how materially we would re
duce the number of our accidents.
Never allow the jraneman to carry
a load over your head, as chains, hooks,
and scale boards sometimes break. The
the craneman, whenever possible, will
To the People and Churches of
Badin, wishing to buy
NUTS, RAISINS, AND FRUITS
See uf for Bett Price*
HARWARD & ALMOND GROCERY COMPANY
Next Door to Postoffice
ALBEMARLE. N. C.
always look to the safety of the men on
the floor, yet this is not at all times
possible, as the craneman's principal duty
is to watch his load. Sometimes his
view may be obstructed, or again he may
be unaware of your presence. Likewise,
the craneman should never use excessive
speed or haste, and must remember that
the safety of the men on the floor some
times depends on his carefulness and
The new or ignorant man, if working
in the potrooms, should learn the proper
use of a ladle, mold, rowling bar, cruci
ble, or carbon. Seek advice about the
proper kind of clothes to wear in the
potrooms: the necessity of wearing good
sound shoes, mitts, aprons, and leggins;
when to wear goggles, and the reason.
Also the danger while hot of drinking
excessive amounts of ice water.
Those working around machinery, belt
ing, or shafting should never wear cot
ton gloves or loose baggy clothes—es
pecially those operating a high-speed
machine. Loose clothes are liable to
become caught, causing a serious acci
dent; or the wearing of a cotton glove
may result in the loss of a finger or
hand. No one should ever attempt to
make repairs or adjustments on a
machine while it is in motion.
A man whose work requires the use
of pneumatic drills, riveters, acetylene
torches, or grinding wheels should remem
ber the ever-present danger of particles
of grit, sparks of steel flying into the
eyes; that serious accidents frequently
occur when improperly using these tools;
and; the necessity of always wearing
goggles while performing such work.
Electricity itself is always dangerous.
Those men doing electrical work should
realize its dangers more fully than others,
and should exercise the greatest care in
performing their duties. All men thruout
the plant, by reason of their work, are
generally compelled to be around or near
electrically driven machinery, transform
ers, motors, switches, wires, or cables,
many of which carry a high voltage, and
should be ever cautious of their safety.
Unless your duty requires you to do so,
never touch these devices, wires, or
cables. The wire or cable that looks
dead or which you may think not con
nected, may to your sorrow be very much
alive. Never go inside the guards placed
around an electrical device, and if there
is a sign attached warning you of its
danger be sure you heed it.
On all construction work, great care
should be taken that all scaffolds and
temporary walkways, platforms, and rail
ings are substantial and properly built of
good sound material. Don’t use sapP
lumber or two by fours. Tho you may nc
have to use them yourself, another ma]
and the poorly made scaffold, walkway, o
platform made of sappy lumber* nia!
cause another to suffer a broken arc
or leg, or maybe worse. Particular car
should be taken that there are no un
necessary accumulations of old lumber
trash, or other material that may causi
an accident. Whenever possible, bent
over all protruding nails, as by so doinf
you may save yourself or another a grea'
deal of pain and suffering.
In the event you receive an injury
immediately go to the First Aid W'
treatment, regardless of how slight yo“'
injury may be, otherwise a very sm*’'
cut, bruise, or burn may become infecte**’
necessitating the loss of several day*
time, besides the danger and pain of
In this issue of the Bulletin, we g*'*
the Aluminum Plant Safety Orga'’’^^
tion, which embraces all Potrooms,
Carbon, Rodding, and Pot Lining
partments. In our next issue,
give the complete personnel of the
tire Safety Org^anization.
In Charge, D. T. Swagerty. ^
Committee No. 1—7 a. m. to 3 P'
All Potrooms, Jack West, A. L.
veyhouse; Room N’o. 24, Luther
Room No. 26, R. C. Fryer; Roon*
28, George Fife; Room No. 32,
Hardin; Room No. 34, S. C. Ha**’*’ ^
Room No. 36, Sandy Welch;
R. Leatherwood; Cranes, H. Standf*
Instructor, W. M. Brookbank. ^
Committee No. 2—3 p. m. to
All Potrooms, A. G. Tate, B. D- ' ^
din; Room No. 24, L. P. Garland:
No. 26, Andy Hall; Room No.
ben McCosh; Room No. 32, L. H- ^ ^
Room No. 34, H. S. Cranford;
No. 36, Walter Ellis. ^
Committee No. 3—11 p. m. ' j
All Potrooms, F. L. Greenle«> j
Fisher, G. C. Brown; Room No. 2 '
roe Evans; Room No. 26, Boyd
Room No. 28, George Martin;
32, T. J. Johnson; Room No. .,>1^'
Council; Room No. 36, Virgil
Committee No. 4—7 a. m. to
Unloading Ore, H. C. Jenkin*! ^
laneous Cleaning and Sweep**’^’_^^jii'^'
Leinster; Repairs and Metal
John McGregor; Pot Lining, v
don; Carbon Rodding, W. D. 1^**^