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Tool Safety. Rule #1 – Do Not Fall On Your Drill. Causes of Tool Related Injuries Using The Right Tool For the Job Tool Inspection. Use of Proper PPE Power Tool Guarding Proper Tool Handling. We Will Discuss…. Injury Causes. Injuries are usually the result of: Improper tool use, or

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We will discuss

Causes of Tool Related Injuries

Using The Right Tool For the Job

Tool Inspection

Use of Proper PPE

Power Tool Guarding

Proper Tool Handling

We Will Discuss…


Injury causes
Injury Causes

Injuries are usually the result of:

  • Improper tool use, or

  • Failing to…

    • Inspect the tool before use

    • Use Personal Protective Equipment

    • Use guards

    • Properly store the tool

    • Use safe handling techniques






Use the right tool for the job4
Use The Right Tool For The Job

  • Do Not Use:

    • A screwdriver as a chisel

    • A 2x4 or the “butt” of a drill as a hammer

    • A bucket or a chair as a ladder


Use the right tool for the job5
Use The Right Tool For The Job

  • Get a Bigger Ladder!!


Inspect tools for damage
Inspect Tools For Damage

  • Inspect wrenches for sprung jaws

  • Inspect chisels and wedges for mushroomed heads

  • Check for loose, cracked or splintered handles (tools with taped handles may be hiding cracks)

Crack


Inspect tools for damage1
Inspect Tools For Damage

  • Check for visible wear and tear

  • Are all guards in place?

  • Are handles free of splits and cracks?

  • Are electric tools double-insulated or properly grounded? (GFCI’s)

  • Are cutting edges sharp? (saw blades, bits, etc…)

    Inspect before use




Use guards
Use Guards

  • Guard:

    • Belts

    • Gears

    • Shafts

    • Pulleys

    • Flywheels

    • Chains

  • Never remove a guard while the machine or tool is turned on


Guarding
Guarding

  • Machine guards must protect the operator and others from:

    • Point of operation

    • In-running nip points

    • Rotating parts

    • Flying chips and sparks


Point of operation
Point of Operation

This shows a radial arm saw equipped with proper point of operation guards

The point of operation is where the work is actually performed on the materials – it must be guarded


In running nip points
In-Running Nip Points

Nip Points

NOTadequately guarded





Handle tools properly
Handle Tools Properly

  • Do Not:

    • Carry portable tools by the cord

    • Use electric cords to hoist or lower tools

    • Yank cord or hose to disconnect it

    • Work near heat, oil, or sharp edges

No-No


Remember
Remember…

Injuries are usually the result of:

  • Improper tool use, or

  • Failing to…

    • Inspect the tool before use

    • Use Personal Protective Equipment

    • Use guards

    • Properly store the tool

    • Use safe handling techniques


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