If you employ Construction Workers, then you know the importance of Hand and Power Tools when it comes to getting the job done. But in the untrained hand, a power tool can cause potentially severe injuries. That is why this Construction Worker Hand and Power Tool Safety Training is so important. It will teach your construction crew about Hand & Power Tool Safety and is an important part of any OSHA safety training program.
This Construction Worker Hand & Power Tool Safety Training Covers:
- What are the various types of injuries that can occur when your construction workers use hand or power tools? (Burns, abrasions, eye injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and even amputations)
- Hand or Power Tools can also cause longer-term injuries, including:
- Repetitive Stress Injuries in the hands or arms
- Back or neck injuries
- Hearing loss
- and more…
- What are some injuries that a circular saw can cause? (Struck in the eye by flying wood chips, shock from electrical current, cuts from the saw blade, hearing damage from saw noise, breathing in sawdust without respiratory protection, etc.)
- How to teach your Construction Crew how to use any type of hand tool or power tool safely
- The importance of checking any hand tool or power tool before you use it. Before using it, every tool should be checked for the following:
- Rust or corrosion that might cause the tool parts to become weak or disintegrate
- Cracked pieces or pieces of the tool that are bent
- Parts that are missing or have become loose
- Make sure the tool is free from sawdust, shavings or dirt
- Check that the guards are in place and working correctly (Important to note that many construction workers don’t like to use tools with guards, but they do serve an important purpose and should never be removed or tampered with)
- Tools that show any kind of damage should be taken out of service and not used until they are either repaired or replaced
Other Topics Covered in This Construction Worker Hand & Power Tool Video:
- What are the dangers of a tool with a “mushroom head” like a chisel? (Tools like chisels with mushroom heads can cause metal to fly when hit with a hammer – they can also break apart)
- What is the importance of keeping tools sharp? (When saw blades and other tools become dull, it causes the user to put extra pressure on the tool to work. This can cause the worker to lose control of the tool, so dull or worn blades should be replaced immediately)
- The importance of using hand tools as they were meant to be used, not for some makeshift type of tool to perform a task it wasn’t built for (Examples are don’t use a knife as a screwdriver, don’t use a screwdriver as a chisel, don’t use a wrench as a hammer, etc.)
- How to make sure your Construction Crew uses the proper Personal Protective Equipment or PPE for the tool they are using (examples are gloves, hearing protection, respirators, eye protection, etc.)
- What is the difference between safety glasses and safety goggles, and why should you always use the best type of safety eyewear for the tool being used and the work being done?
- What are some examples of work that might require the use of a respirator? (Grinding, sanding, cutting, etc.)
- How can your construction workers help prevent cuts and blisters using hand or power tools?
- What is the role of electrical safety while using power tools?
- What is kickback, and how can your construction workers avoid kickback while using power tools?
- and much more…
Construction workers use Power Tools and Hand Tools of all kinds. That’s why getting them the training they need with this Construction Worker Hand and Power Tool Safety Training Video is important to any OSHA accident prevention program. Available as an English or Spanish-speaking DVD or USB Stick.