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Hand and Power Tools

Hand and Power Tools . Learning Objectives. Objectives are to: Provide information required by the OSHA Standards for Hand and Power Tools as found in 29 CFR 1910 Subpart P Identify hazards Precautions. Agenda. Presentation Agenda: Safety precautions Proper use Hazards

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Hand and Power Tools

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  1. Hand and Power Tools

  2. Learning Objectives • Objectives are to: • Provide information required by the OSHA Standards for Hand and Power Tools as found in 29 CFR 1910 Subpart P • Identify hazards • Precautions

  3. Agenda • Presentation Agenda: • Safety precautions • Proper use • Hazards • Responsibilities

  4. Section 1 General Safety Precautions

  5. Tools Can Be Dangerous • Tool safety: • Pose hazards • Manufactured with safety in mind • Know hazard and safety precautions

  6. General Safety Precautions • Five basic safety rules: • Keep in good condition • Use the right tool for the job • Examine damage before use • Read manufacturer's instructions • Use proper protective equipment

  7. Section 2 Hand Tools

  8. Hand Tools • Hand tool safety: • Hazards are misuse and improper maintenance • Employer provide safe and proper hand tools • Employees use hand tools properly

  9. Personal Protective Equipment • Personal protective equipment: • Appropriate protective equipment • Floors clean and dry • Tools can be an ignition source

  10. Section 3 Power Tools

  11. Power Tool Classifications • Classes of power tools: • Electric • Pneumatic • Fuel-powered • Hydraulic

  12. Power Tool Precautions • Power tool safety: • Do not yank or carry by cord or hose • Avoid heat, oil, and sharp edges • Disconnect tools when not in use • Keep others at a safe distance • Avoid accidental starts and wear proper apparel

  13. Safety Devices • Safety switches and guards: • Safety switches prevent injury • Constant pressure switch • Designed to shut off power • Lock-on control

  14. Guards • Provide guards to protect from: • Point of operation • In-running nip points • Rotating parts • Flying chips and sparks • Never remove guards

  15. Electric Tools • Be aware of several dangers: • Electrocution • Burns and slight shocks • Shock can cause a fall • Must be grounded

  16. Double-Insulated Tools • Hand tools with non-metallic cases: • Often used in damp locations • Water conductor of electricity • Disconnect power source Double Insulated marking

  17. Extension Cords and Electrical Concerns • Extension cords: • Cords suffer wear and tear • Exposed wires are hazardous • Use protective measures • GFCI

  18. Electric Tool Safety • General safety practices for using electric tools: • Operate within design limitations • Use of gloves and safety footwear • Store in a dry place • Avoid damp or wet locations • Work areas well-light

  19. Powered Abrasive Wheel Tools • Abrasive wheel hazards: • Flying fragments • Inspect closely • Sound or ring-tested • Fits freely on the spindle • Spindle nut tight

  20. Powered Abrasive Wheel Tool Safety • Powered grinder: • Never stand in front • Use safety guards eye protection • Turn off the power after use • Never clamp a hand-held grinder

  21. Pneumatic Tools • Pneumatic tool safety: • Personal protective equipment • Hose connections • Safety clip

  22. Fuel-Powered Tools • Hazards of fuel-powered tools: • Flammable fuels • Generate heat • Avoid hot areas • Operated by trained employees

  23. Fuel-Powered Tool Safety • Remember the following: • Turn off prior to refueling • Follow proper service maintenance • Clean up leaks or spills immediately • Use protective equipment

  24. Hydraulic Tools • Do not exceed operating pressure for: • Hoses • Valves • Pipes • Filters • Other fittings

  25. Section 4 Your Responsibilities

  26. Your Responsibilities • Prevent tool hazards: • Good condition • Right tool for the job • Examine for damage • Operate according to the manufacturer's instructions • Proper protective equipment

  27. Additional Information • Small Business Handbook. Small Business Safety and Health Management Series. OSHA 2209-02R. 2005. • Hand and Power Tools. OSHA Publication 3080. 2002.

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