Tool Safety

80 Meeting Kits | 3 Safety Videos | 5 Online Courses | 19 Safety Quizzes | 9 Fatality Reports | 53 Articles & Expert Guidance Tips

Tools can be an incredible extension of yourself, making seemingly impossible tasks easy to do. If used incorrectly, though, they can have devastating consequences.

Workers need to be trained not only on how to use the tools involved in their position, but how to properly maintain and store these tools as well.

Using tools safely keeps operations running smoothly, and helps everyone avoid potentially devastating accidents and incidents.

Even the most complicated tools are safe to use when workers a properly trained on their use, and the dangers associated with using them carelessly.

SafetyNow helps you teach workers about the hazards associated with the tools they’ll be using. As well, the types of PPE they will have available to them if required while using these tools.

Meeting Kits

Machines in Motion Mean Danger

The risks occur because workers sometimes put their hands or other body parts in the point of operation, get caught in between two moving parts or fail to use proper safety procedures to clear a jammed machine. Not a day goes by when someone isn’t killed by moving machinery or suffers a serious injury like an amputation because they got too close or didn’t follow basic safety procedures.

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A Slice of Safety Can Help Prevent Knife Injuries

Many workers use utility knives to open packaging. But one wrong move and these tools can do serious harm. In fact, nearly 40 percent of all injuries attributed to manual workshop tools in the US involve utility knives. And it’s not only utility knives that pose a risk. The straight hand knife is also a commonly used tool in many industries and the cause of many severe accidents.

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Gain Control of New Equipment

Every now and then we all come face-to-face with a new piece of equipment at work, something slightly different from what we were trained on. This new equipment might range from a new computer in the office to an entire line of processing equipment, or it might simply be that you are about to drive a different vehicle. The areas for potential problems will always vary significantly with the equipment involved, but usually a few basic rules apply.

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Great Guns! Powder-Actuated Tools are Dangerous

A 22-year-old carpenter’s apprentice was killed when he was struck in the head by a nail fired from a powder-actuated nail gun. The nail gun operator fired the gun while attempting to anchor a plywood concrete form. The nail passed through the hollow form and traveled 27 feet before striking the victim.

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The Safe Use Of Hammers

The most common “tool rule” for preventing accidents is: “use the right tool for the job”. This rule is often violated when it comes to hammers because it is easy to use a hammer in the wrong way.

Two of the most widely used hammers are the ball peen and the claw or nail hammer. Each are made in different sizes and weights. Nail hammers are made in two patterns; curved claws and straight or ripping claws. The curved claws are for pulling nails, the straight claws are for pulling nails and for prying or ripping. These claws are not for striking and will likely break off if used that way.

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Safety Videos

Hand And Power Tool Safety Safety Video

Explains electrical safety, impact tools, wrenches, cheater bars, and miscellaneous safety when using hand and power tools. Emphasizes safety behavior and attitude.

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Knife Safety - Hospitality Industry Safety Video

This video is targeted towards anyone who uses knives but focuses on a food service environment. Describes proper personal protective equipment, “how to” and information on storing, cleaning, and handling knives. This information is vital to the prevention of cut, slice or puncture wounds.

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Hand & Power Tool - Construction Safety Video

Most people have injured themselves with a tool at least once in their lives. In fact learning to use some tools seems to require a little pain. Unfortunately, tool accidents result in thousands of serious injuries and hundreds of deaths each year… most of which could have been avoided by simply handling tools safely. To avoid these types of accidents employees need to know how to handle their tools safely. But this can be a difficult task, since every tool has its own unique set of hazards.

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Online Courses

Hand and Power Tool Safety

Tools are such a common part of our lives that it’s difficult to remember that they may pose potential hazards to our safety. This course will teach employees the importance of hand and power tool safety and how to achieve it. Employees who successfully complete this course should learn the common hazards of different types of hand and power tools, including electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and abrasive-wheel tools and how to minimize or eliminate those hazards. This course is intended for general industry employees who, as part of their regular work duties, are required to use or work around hand and power tools. This course can assist employers with meeting regulations outlined in OSHA’s regulations on hand and power tools.

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Hand and Power Tools for the Oil and Gas Industry

Tools are such a common part of our lives that it’s difficult to remember that they may pose potential hazards to our safety. This course will teach employees the importance of hand and power tool safety and how to achieve it. Employees who successfully complete this course should learn the common hazards of different types of hand and power tools, including electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and abrasive-wheel tools and how to minimize or eliminate those hazards. This course is intended for oil and gas employees who, as part of their regular work duties, are required to use or work around hand and power tools. This course can assist employers with meeting regulations outlined in OSHA’s regulations on hand and power tools.

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