What are the safety requirements for power tools?
Tool Safety Tips
- Never carry a tool by the cord.
- Never yank the cord to disconnect it from the receptacle.
- Keep cords away from heat, oil, and sharp edges (including the cutting surface of a power saw or drill).
- Disconnect tools when not in use, before servicing, and when changing accessories such as blades, bits, etc.
What are the hazards of using power tools?
Hazards to the user include projectiles, contact, noise, vibration and entanglement. Always wear appropriate PPE to protect you from the specific hazards presented by power tools, such as dust exposure and projectiles. PPE such as goggles, dust mask, gloves, hard hat, and safety boots should be worn where appropriate.
Why is power tool safety important?
Since they are so readily available and useful, people tend to forget that they are powered and have the potential to amputate, break bones, electrocute, and cause fatalities. Appropriate training, safe work practices, and power tool maintenance are key to preventing accidents.
Is a toolbox talk training?
A toolbox talk is not a full training course or an in-depth look at a subject. It’s more like a quick overview of the important facts and considerations. The talk should usually be 5 – 10 minutes in length and only focus on one subject for each talk.
What is an example of a power tool?
Tools that are powered with electricity, pneumatic, fuel, hydraulic, or powder-actuated Hand Tool Examples – hammer, hand saw, screwdriver, chisel, etc. Power Tool Examples – radial arm saw, drill, impact gun, mag drill Hand Tools Hand Operated Tool Standards Employers shall not issue or permit the use of unsafe tools1926.301(a)
What are the hazards associated with the use of hand tools?
The use of hand & power tools poses great risks to the user and anyone in the area. Some of the hazards are: Flying Objects Electrical Shock or Burn Laceration Course Objectives Definition of Terms Learn About Hand Tool Safety Learn About Power Tool Safety Learn About Extension Cord Safety Learn About Bench Grinder Safety
What are the standards for hand operated tools?
Hand Operated Tool Standards Employers shall not issue or permit the use of unsafe tools1926.301(a) Wrenches shall not be used when jaws are sprung to the point that slippage occurs1926.301(b) General Industry Subpart P – 1910.241 – 244 Construction Industry Subpart I – 1926.300 – 307 1910.242(a) –
Who is responsible for the safe condition of tools and equipment?
Construction Industry Subpart I – 1926.300 – 307 1910.242(a) – Each employer shall be responsible for the safe condition of tools and equipment used by employees, including tools and equipment which may be furnished by employees. Impact Tools Impact tools, such as drift pins, wedges, and chisels shall be kept free of mushroomed heads