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How to Safely Use Power Tools

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What are the ergonomic hazards associated with power tool usage, how to properly operate tools, how to prevent power tool injuries, how to protect yourself from power tool injuries, what are the general safety practices, when to and not to use power tools. 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

Using tools can lead to health problems such as hearing loss and tinnitus, back and neck injuries, repetitive stress disorders of the hands, wrists and arms, and respiratory problems. Power tools can be particularly dangerous since they often expose you to multiple hazards at once. Breathing in sawdust may cause respiratory problems and the noise from the saw can contribute to hearing loss. Non motorized hand tools don’t present the same degree of danger as their power counterparts, however, since hand tools are driven by your muscles, there is an increased risk of repetitive stress injuries. Whether you use hand or power tools, there are some general safety practices that you should always follow.