Team 1710 Safety Squad
Safety is a huge part of FIRST Team 1710. In order to communicate the importance of safety to other teams at competitions, we created the Team 1710 Safety Squad, a super hero group dedicated to safety.The group comprises of Captain Safety, Bob Goggles, Charlie Caution, and Safety Sue. Together they put a stop to unsafe practices and teach safety.
Hello! My name is Bob Goggles. If you have seen me before, you may know I was created to promote wearing protective gear. My trademark safety goggles were given to me by FIRST Team 1710 in 2015. My safety goggles always protect my eyes from dangerous things when the team is working. I do my best to make sure the students are always being safe not only when they build at home but also when they compete abroad. Please do your best to remain safe at this year’s competition! Good luck, and remember, I’m watching out for you.
Hello there! My name is Charlie Caution. I was created back in 2011 as an advocate of safety for FIRST Team 1710 and any other teams they interact with. Although I’m responsible for teaching safety, I’m also learning more and more as the season progresses. My duty is to make sure that these young adults wear safe, protective clothing, while still having a fun time. The hardhat I wear serves as a reminder for both these students and myself to wear secure clothing at all times. I hope you have a great time at this year’s competition!
Hi, my name is Safety Sue! The inspiration for my character came from Mrs. Sue Rippe, co-founder of FIRST Team 1710 and founder of its safety foundation. I joined FIRST Team 1710 in 2012 and I am overjoyed to help out others in safety practices! My job is to ensure that the safety rules are followed at home, the competitions, and in the shop. I make sure to refer to SDS sheets to avoid dangerous situations with chemicals. I love to see others having a fun time with science and technology while staying safe.
Captain Safety (Hannah)
Hello, my name is Hannah aka (Captain Safety), and I joined the Squad in 2014. I was once an unsafe trouble maker, causing a ruckus everywhere I went. I never understood why safety was important, but the rest of the Safety Squad showed me that I was wrong. I used to risk my eyesight, hair, toes, and clothes when ever I worked with power tools. The squad taught me to wear safety glasses, tie back my hair, wear closed toed shoes, and avoid loose clothing. These tips helped me see my wrong doing. Without the Safety Squad I would be nowhere, and I owe them everything. I joined them and now plan to help show people like me the correct way of doing things!
Team 1710 Safety Outreach
An important part of FIRST Team 1710’s safety program is safety outreach. We have created an entire safety handbook that has important rules, documents, and MSD sheets. Our safety posters are also a great source of information, touring safety with fun and creative sayings. We hope that you enjoy learning about safety as much as we enjoy teaching it!
Team 1710 prides itself on spreading the word of FIRST through our award winning safety program. In 2009, we created a Safety Handbook to hand out to each team at regionals, and have continued to do so since. In 2012, we developed a Safety Activity Book to hand out to 5th and 6thgraders in our community. In 2014 we created a new safety trading card game. We did this to both spread safety to the community, and provide kids with a source of entertainment.
2014 Safety Handbook – PDF Download
Aside from books, our team participates in several safety-related activities throughout the year. Each one of our team members is OSHA certified and First AID/CPR certified. As a team we have begun to focus on sharing and spreading the message of safety to our greater community. We are reaching out and helping other FIRST teams expand their safety programs. We are also creating safety videos about each machine in our shops. These videos will be available for any FIRST team to use in their shop as well. After all of our preparation for safety, we are excited to have our knowledge tested in Saint Louis this April!
Below are our three safety posters, each provides helpful tips and facts about staying safe around the pits, workshop, and job site. If you or your team wants to use these posters around your building, click the poster to download it below.