Hand and Power Tools
Hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. These tools help us to easily perform tasks that otherwise would be difficult or impossible. However, these simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries when used or maintained improperly. Special attention toward hand and power tool safety is necessary in order to reduce or eliminate these hazards.
Hand and power tool hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction.
- Nail Gun Safety. OSHA, (2013).
- Woodworking. OSHA eTool. An interactive web-based training tool on the hazards associated with woodworking. Provides information on topics such as assembly, production, and shipping.
- Construction. OSHA eTool. A Spanish version is also available. Helps workers identify and control the hazards that commonly cause the most serious injuries.
- Electrical Incidents: Power Tools. Identifies some common-sense safety practices when using power tools.