State five safeguards against being burned by a hot soldering iron. A
a. Any five of the following: (1)Make sure that the soldering iron plug is free of wire strands or metal, (2)Don’t remove the tip from a hot soldering iron; this can damage the threads or set screws on the tip, (3)When tinning, hold the iron well away from your face, and don’t test the heat by holding the iron near your face. Test it with solder, holding it away from your body to avoid being splattered with solder or flux particles, (4)Don’t try to flip molten solder from a soldering iron tip; use a rag, damp sponge, or canvas pad to wipe it off, (5)Look at the soldering iron whenever you pick it up to avoid contact with the barrel, (6)Don’t let the cord drag on the floor when you carry a hot electric soldering iron. It could catch on equipment and drag the iron through your hand, (7)Always place a soldering iron in its holder or another safe place when it’s not in use, and don’t leave it connected when you leave the area, (8)Wash your hands thoroughly before eating or smoking. Most fluxes contain materials that are a health hazard if you ingest them.