Hand & Power Tools Program & Resources
Tools are such a common part of our lives that it is difficult to remember that they may pose hazards. All tools are manufactured with safety in mind but, tragically, a serious accident often occurs before steps are taken to search out and avoid or eliminate tool-related hazards. In the process of removing or avoiding the hazards, workers must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the different types of tools and the safety precautions necessary to prevent those hazards.
The employer is responsible for the safe condition of
tools and equipment used by employees but the employees have the
responsibility for properly using and maintaining tools. Employers should
caution employees that saw blades, knives, or other tools be directed away
from aisle areas and other employees working in close proximity. Knives and
scissors must be sharp. Dull tools can be more hazardous than sharp ones.
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