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Hand and Power Tool Safety Training

Who should take this course?
The potential for serious injury exists from the misuse of hand and powered tools. It is recommended that all general and construction industry employees who work with and around hand and portable powered tools take a safety training course.

OSHA says: "Employees should be trained in the proper use of all tools and be able to recognize the hazards associated with different types of tools and required safety precautions."

This course is important since hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. Even simple tools can be hazardous. Twenty-five percent of workplace injuries are hand injuries.

This course is designed to cover the general hazards and safety precautions associated with hand and power tools.

CFR Reference material: 29 CFR 1910 Subpart P, 1915 Subpart H, and 1926.306

This section highlights OSHA standards that will be covered:
  • 1910 Subpart P, Hand and portable powered tools and other hand-held equipment
  • 1910.241, Definitions
  • 1910.242, Hand and portable powered tools and equipment, general
  • 1910.243, Guarding of portable powered tools
  • 1910.244, Other portable tools and equipment
  • 1926 Subpart I, Tools - hand and power
  • 1926.300, General requirements
  • 1926.301, Hand tools
  • 1926.302, Power-operated hand tools
  • 1926.303, Abrasive wheels and tools
  • 1926.304, Woodworking tools
  • 1926.305, Jacks-lever and ratchet, screw, and hydraulic
  • 1926.306, Air receivers
Course Fee:
Members: $55.00 + tax
Nonmembers: $75.00 + tax
Length: Two hour

Already offered this term; next scheduled offering to be announced.

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