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Hand Tools

Hand Tools

About

A device for performing work on a material or a physical system using only hands powered force. The hand tools can be manually used and require no electronic powered machine to perform the work.

Types

Safety

  1. Use the right tool for the job.
  2. Don't use broken or damaged tools, dull cutting tools, or screwdrivers with worn tips.
  3. Cut in a direction away from your body.
  4. Make sure your grip and footing are secure when using large tools.
  5. Carry tools securely in a tool belt or box. Don't carry tools up ladders. Use a hoist or rope.
  6. Keep close track of tools when working at heights. A falling tool can kill a co-worker.
  7. Pass a tool to another person by the handle; never toss it to them.
  8. Use the right personal protective equipment (PPE) for the job.
  9. Never carry sharp or pointed tools such as a screwdriver in your pocket.
  10. Select ergonomic tools for your work task when movements are repetitive and forceful.
  11. Be on the lookout for signs of repetitive stress. Early detection might prevent a serious injury.
  12. Always keep your tools in top condition. A dull blade or blunt point can lead to injury.
  13. Store tools properly when you stop work.

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Video

thumb|300px|right|Hand and Power Tool Safety Training

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