- Part Number:1926
- Part Number Title:Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
- Subpart:1926 Subpart I
- Subpart Title:Tools - Hand and Power
- Standard Number:
- Title:Power-operated hand tools.
- GPO Source:
Electric power-operated tools.
Electric power operated tools shall either be of the approved double-insulated type or grounded in accordance with subpart K of this part.
Pneumatic power tools.
Compressed air shall not be used for cleaning purposes except where reduced to less than 30 p.s.i. and then only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment which meets the requirements of subpart E of this part. The 30 p.s.i. requirement does not apply for concrete form, mill scale and similar cleaning purposes.
All hoses exceeding 1⁄2-inch inside diameter shall have a safety device at the source of supply or branch line to reduce pressure in case of hose failure.
Abrasive blast cleaning nozzles. The blast cleaning nozzles shall be equipped with an operating valve which must be held open manually. A support shall be provided on which the nozzle may be mounted when it is not in use.
Fuel powered tools.
All fuel powered tools shall be stopped while being refueled, serviced, or maintained, and fuel shall be transported, handled, and stored in accordance with subpart F of this part.
When fuel powered tools are used in enclosed spaces, the applicable requirements for concentrations of toxic gases and use of personal protective equipment, as outlined in subparts D and E of this part, shall apply.
Hydraulic power tools.
Personal protective equipment shall be in accordance with subpart E of this part.
[53 FR 36009, Sept. 16, 1988; 58 FR 35175, June 30, 1993]