Hand and Power Tools


No. of mini-lessons4


Duration 10'

No. of mini-lessons 4

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Course overview

Screwdrivers, chisels, hammers, wrenches, portable sanders, and grinders… There’s a handy hand or power tool to help do pretty much every task imaginable. But using them comes with risks. And many workers get exposed to these risks daily as part of their job. 

Estimates show that hand and power tools cause around 10% of workplace injuries. So, OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, developed standards that businesses must follow to protect employees from the risks. Leaders and managers must limit or prevent risks, and put a safety program in place to protect employees

What's covered

How to assess and mitigate the risks associated with hand and power tools

How to recognize early signs of damage from exposure to power tools

The component parts of an OSHA-compliant hand and power tool safety program, and how programs help to reduce risk

Why your teams need this course

With this course your managers will find out how to assess and reduce the risk of using hand and power tools. And they’ll also get advice on creating and implementing a hand and power tool safety program.

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