Ten Commandments of Electronic Safety
- Ten Commandants of Electronic Safety
I. Beware to the lighting that lurks in an un-discharged
capacitor lest it cause thee to be bounded upon thy backside in a
most ungentlemanly manner.
II. Cause thou the switch that supplies large quantities of juice
to be opened and thus tagged, so thy days may be long on earth.
III. Prove to thyself that all circuits that radiate and upon
which thou workest are grounded lest they lift thee to a high
frequency potential and cause thee to radiate also.
IV. Take care that thou use the proper method when thou takest
the measure of high voltage that it not incinerate both thee and the
meter, for verily, though thou hast no account number and canst be
easily replaced, the meter doth have such and shall bring great woe
upon the supply department.
V. Tarry not amongst those who engage in intentional shocks, for
they are surely unbelievers and not long for this world.
VI. Take care thou tamper not with interlocks and safety devices,
for this shall incur the wrath of thy seniors, and unleash the fury
of the safety officer down upon thy head and shoulders.
VII. Work not with energized equipment, for if thou dost, thy
buddies will surely be buying beers without thee, and thy space at
the bar will be filled with another.
VIII. Verily, verily I say unto thee: never service high-voltage
equipment alone, for electric cooking is a slothful process, and thou
mightest sizzle in thy own fat for hours before thy maker seeth fit
to end thy misery, and draw thee into his fold.
IX. Trifle not with radioactive tubes and substances, lest thou
commence to glow in the darkness like unto a lightning bug.
X. Commit thou to memory the work of thy prophets, which are
written in the instruction books: they give thee the straight dope
and steer thee away from error.