Hand and Power Tools: Best Practices Streaming Video on Demand

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Course Description

Do you use hand or power tools in your daily work? Do you think you know how to use them safely? Hand and power tools make our lives easier, but also pose significant safety risks. Everything from a simple screwdriver to a large machine press can cause injury or even death. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides clear standards aimed at protecting employees from the dangers of hand and power tool use (CFR 29 1910 and 1926). 

Many workers are unaware of the dangers using hand and power tools poses. In some cases, you may be currently using unsafe tools and not even know about it! Sometimes, feeling overconfident in tool use can lead to a lax attitude towards these dangers. This lack of focus and concern about tool safety can lead to serious injury. In fact, you may not even be aware of the potential hazards!

Under OSHA’s General Industry and Construction Standards (CFR 29 1910 and 1926), employers are responsible for the inspection and upkeep of hand and power tools used on the job site. However, it is the responsibility of all to report any safety issues immediately and discontinue the use of that tool. Due to this, everyone must be aware of the guidelines for the safe use of such tools and the procedures for reporting unsafe conditions.  

This course will help you identify and respond to potentially hazardous incidents using hand and power tools. From hammers to drills to industrial machines, every tool has specific safety guidelines to be followed. If you use any type of hand or power tool on the job at any time, this training is for you!

This program is available with Spanish and French closed captions.

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  • Identify safety concerns associated with hand and power tool use
  • Describe ways to safely use a variety of hand and power tools
  • Understand how to handle safety concerns
  • Follow OSHA Standards for hand and power tools