4The ability to work safely in an engineering environment is essential not only for your own comfort and safety but also for the safety of those around you. This chapter will introduce you to the legislation and safety regulations that govern working practices in engineering. As you work through the chapter you will find a number of hands-on activities that will help you appreciate some of the potential hazards that exist in the workplace and the ways in which they can be minimized. Importantly, each of these activities will take you out of the classroom, preparing you for work in a real engineering environment.