The purpose of this course is to train employees whose work includes the use of hand and portable power tools to recognize the potential hazards associated with these tools’ use and demonstrate proper procedures which will enable them to avoid workplace accidents. Tools to be covered include manual, electric, pneumatic, liquid-fueled, powder-actuated, and abrasive wheel tools.
- State general hazards associated with hand and portable power tool use and the safety practices for protecting against these hazards.
- Define the different sources that power tools.
- List hazards specific to hand tools, and explain how to prevent them.
- Identify appropriate safety practices for electric and pneumatic tools.
- Explain proper use of liquid-fueled and powder-actuated tools.
- Identify safety requirements for using portable abrasive wheel tools.
- Describe proper use of operator controls and guards.
- Explain when tools must be inspected, and what actions to take if damage is found.
- How Tools are Powered
- Manually Powered Hand Tools
- Portable Electric and Pneumatic Power Tools
- Liquid-Fueled and Powder Actuated Tools
- Abrasive Wheel Tools
- Controls and Guards
- Inspection and Maintenance
- Safety Inspector
- 29 CFR 1910 Subpart P, 1910.241, 1910.242, 1910.243, 1910.244