Hand and Power Tools

Standards

Hand and power tool hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to hand and power tools in the workplace.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart P - Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment

1910.241, Definitions.

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1910.242, Hand and portable powered tools and equipment, general.

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1910.243, Guarding of portable powered tools.

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1910.244, Other portable tools and equipment.

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1910 Subpart R - Special Industries

1910.266, Logging operations.

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1910 Subpart T - Commercial Diving Operations

1910.422, Procedures during dive.

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart H - Tools and Related Equipment

1915.131, General precautions.

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1915.132, Portable electric tools.

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1915.133, Hand tools.

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1915.134, Abrasive wheels.

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1915.135, Powder actuated fastening tools.

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1915.136, Internal combustion engines, other than ship's equipment.

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1917 Subpart C - Cargo Handling Gear and Equipment

1917.51, Hand tools.

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1918 Subpart G

1918.69, Tools.

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Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart I - Tools - Hand and Power

1926.300, General requirements.

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1926.301, Hand tools.

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1926.302, Power-operated hand tools.

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1926.303, Abrasive wheels and tools.

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1926.304, Woodworking tools.

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1926.305, Jacks-lever and ratchet, screw, and hydraulic.

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1926.306, Air receivers.

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1926.307, Mechanical power-transmission apparatus.

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State Standards

There are 28 OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

Additional Directives

Note: The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Additional Letters of Interpretation

Note: The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.