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Hand and Power Tool Safety

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A variety of hand-held tools are used in the workplace. This course will provide an understanding of the potential hazards associated with the use of hand tools and power tools as well as the safety precautions required to prevent those hazards from occurring. Power tool hazards are addressed by the power source used: pneumatic, liquid fuel, hydraulic, or powder-actuated. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to: identify general power tool safety precautions, define the purpose and correct usage of guards, specify what tools are equipped with safety switches, identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of electric tools, identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of power grinders, identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of pneumatic tools,identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of powder-actuated tools, and identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of hydraulic jacks.

Course duration estimate:

50 minutes

Proprietary software

Informational only.