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Hand and Power Tools

Hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. These tools help us to easily perform tasks that otherwise would be difficult or impossible. However, these simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries when used or maintained improperly. Special attention toward hand and power tool safety is necessary in order to reduce or eliminate these hazards.

Certification for OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart I (1926.300-307) and OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart P (1910.241-244)

Government Regulations:
OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart I (1926.300-307)
OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subparts P (1910.241-244)

Who Needs this Training?
According to OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart I Employees who use hand and power tools and/or are exposed to the hazards caused by hand and power tools must be trained. Employees should be trained in the proper use of all tools. Workers should be able to recognize the hazards associated with the different types of tools and the safety precautions necessary.
• General Industry Workers
• Construction Workers

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
According to a study conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, hand and power tool injuries send an average of 400,000 people to the emergency room each year. These tools can cause lacerations, puncture wounds, dismemberment, burns, electrical shock, and death.

Included Topics:
By the end of this course we will have covered the following topics:
Topic 1: General Requirements-3:03
Topic 2: Hand Tools (Powered Manually)-3:00
Topic 3: Guards-2:32
Topic 4: Operating Controls and Switches-1:10
Topic 5: Electrical Tools-2:25
Topic 6: Woodworking Tools-2:48
Topic 7: Portable Abrasive Wheel Tools-2:13
Topic 8: Pneumatic Tools-3:00
Topic 9: Powder Actuated Tools-2:17
Topic 10: Hydraulic Power Tools-1:14
Topic 11: Other Tools (Liquid fuel, others)-3:20

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes, and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 45 minutes is required to complete this course.

When an employer has reason to believe that an affected worker does not recognize existing hazards or proper use of tools at some point after the initial training, the employer is required to provide retraining for that worker, in accordance with 29 CFR 1926 and 29 CFR 1910. For example, workers must be retrained when:
• Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete.
• Tools being used have changed.
• Inadequacies in workers’ knowledge or use of tools or equipment indicates that they do not adequately understand training.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.


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