Hand Tool Safety Original Power Point Created by Jay Williams Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office June 2002
Use the right SIZE and TYPE of tool for the job • Follow the correct procedure for using every tool • Keep cutting tools sharp and in good condition • Don’t work with oily or greasy hand
Handle sharp or pointed tools with care • Always carry sharp or pointed tools with the point down • Never carry tools in your pocket • Don’t use tools that are loose or cracked • Chisels or punches with mushroomed heads should be ground smooth • Don’t use a file without a handle
Don’t use screwdrivers as chisels or pry bars • Don’t use a “cheater” with a wrench • After using a tool, clean it and return it to its proper place • If anything breaks or malfunctions, report it to your instructor at once • Never place tools & materials where they hang on the edge of the table
Don’t use tools for things they weren’t meant for • Cut away from yourself when using sharp tools • Don’t pry or hammer with file.