A Minute for Safety: Handle Tools for Your Safety
Many workers routinely use hand tools and don’t think of them as dangerous, but accidents continue to occur. Protect yourself and your employees with documented procedures, communications and training.
Hand tool safety begins by selecting the right tool for the task and using it the way it was designed. Using the wrong tool for a job is likely to result in an accident. Other key tips in this whitepaper include the need to:
- Inspect the tool for defects
- Replace or repair broken tools and/or power cords
- Never toss tools to a co-worker or surface area
- Wear personal protective equipment when using certain tools