Tools are such a common part of our lives that
it is easy to overlook their potential hazards.
To prevent serious incidents from occurring, safety
precautions must be taken.
Safe Use Guidelines
- Supervisors should train employees utilizing
- Use the right tool for the right job.
- Examine power tools for faulty parts before
- Do not use tools with frayed cords or loose
or broken switches.
- Have ground prongs in place or use tools marked
- Keep all tools in good condition with regular
- Know the application, limitation, and potential
hazards of the tool used.
- Operate according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Provide and use the right protective equipment.
- Keep guards in place, in working order, and
- Maintain working areas free of clutter.
- Do not use electric tools in damp/wet locations
or combustible environments unless they are
approved for that purpose.
- All tools that are not "portable"
must be bolted to a stationary surface.
- The proper apparel should be worn. Loose clothing,
ties, hair or jewelry can become caught in moving