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Hand and Power Tools

Proper use of hand and power tools is essential for preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace. Here is a safety procedure that can help employees understand the importance of using hand and power tools safely:

  1. Select the right tool for the job: Employees should select the right tool for the job and ensure that it is in good working condition.
  2. Inspect tools before use: Tools should be inspected before use to ensure that they are free from defects and damage.
  3. Use tools according to manufacturer's instructions: Employees should follow the manufacturer's instructions for the safe use of hand and power tools.
  4. Use personal protective equipment: Employees should wear personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses, gloves, and earplugs, as appropriate for the tool and the job.
  5. Keep work areas clean and organized: Work areas should be kept clean and organized to prevent accidents and injuries.
  6. Use tools with both hands: Hand tools should be used with both hands to improve control and reduce the risk of injury.
  7. Avoid using damaged tools: Damaged tools should not be used and should be properly tagged and taken out of service until they are repaired or replaced.
  8. Store tools properly: Tools should be stored properly, in a designated area and away from sources of damage or hazards.
  9. Disconnect power tools before maintenance: Power tools should be disconnected from the power source before maintenance, repair, or blade changes.
  10. Report accidents and near-misses: Any accidents or near-misses involving hand and power tools should be reported immediately to the supervisor or safety manager.

By following this safety procedure, employees can help prevent accidents and injuries when using hand and power tools in the workplace. Selecting the right tool for the job, inspecting tools before use, using tools according to manufacturer's instructions, using personal protective equipment, keeping work areas clean and organized, using tools with both hands, avoiding damaged tools, storing tools properly, disconnecting power tools before maintenance, and reporting accidents and near-misses are all important steps to promote safety and prevent accidents and injuries.


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