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What are the functions of Personal Protective Equipment

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How to protect yourself from power tool hazards, how to protect yourself from flying debri, when to use respiratory protection instead of dust mask, when to and not to use gloves, what is the difference of ordinary safety glasses and safety goggles, what is the danger of wearing jewelries or loose clothing while working. Click here to watch the 18 minutes full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

Hand and power tools allow construction workers to perform tasks that they could never do without them. But tools can also be dangerous. Injuries involving hand and power tools send almost half a million people to the emergency room every year and cause a significant number of fatalities as well.

Atlantic’s training products on "Hand and Power Tool Safety in Construction Environments" discuss hand and power tool hazards, and show employees the equipment and safe practices they can use to prevent injuries on a job site.

All of the products... the new "Micro-Learning" and full-length online courses as well as the DVDs and interactive CD courses... discuss topics that are integral to employees" understanding of these issues.

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Video Transcript

You need to protect yourself whenever you are using tools. A hard hat can cushion blows to the head. Many jobs require work boots with steel toes. And always wear eye protection. Ordinary safety glasses are fine for jobs where there is minimal risk of flying debris. But safety goggles offer a better defense, and should be worn when using hammers, wire snips or power saws. Some tools, such as grinders and masonry saws, can throw off both fine debris and heavy chunks of material at high speeds. To protect yourself from these hazards you should wear full face safety shields and goggles. Many tools produce earsplitting sounds, so hearing protection may be required, as well.