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How to Use Hand and Power Tools and Powered Machinery Safely

This 3 minute safety training video covers: How to properly operate hand and power tools, how to inspect your tools for any damage before using them, what are the general safety practices that you should always follow, what are the correct tools to use for the job, what appropriate PPE to wear for the work that you are doing, when to use a machine safely, how to avoid hazards when using hand and power tools and powered machinery, how to safely handle your tools. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 33 minute full length version.

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Starting a new job always gives people plenty to think about. There’s learning their new responsibilities and procedures, meeting new coworkers, and getting familiar with the facility itself. But there’s something else they need to keep in mind as well, something very important… workplace safety. Workplace safety means thinking "safety first" on the first day of the job, and every day thereafter. Because that’s how employees can help themselves, and each other, avoid hazards that can lead to accident, injury… and even death.

Atlantic Training’s "Safety Awareness 101 for New Employees" training program reminds employees that if they know the types of hazards that they can encounter in their jobs, they can guard against them and often prevent them from occurring.

Upon completion of the program, employees should be able to:

Video Transcript

The first rule of powered tools safety is to avoid danger by staying out of the things you can’t control. Avoid using any tool until you’ve been trained to use it properly. Know its limitations and hazards; know how to use all controls and how to spot a problem. Be aware of how you hold the tool. Before you use any tool check for a working guard. Be sure to wear a right personal protective equipment before you work with any power tool. Find out what kind of PPE is right work your work and inspect it every time you use it and wear it every time it’s required.