Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hand Tools

Safety meetings related to the care and safe use of various hand tools

Hand Tool Safety

One of the key issues associated with hand tool safety is choosing and using the right tool. Unfortunately, many people use tools improperly at home, where they improvise with what they have on hand. Also, many people view hand tools as simple to use, so there is little concern for safety. In reality, a person using hand tools, no matter what they are, should always follow safety precautions.

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Hand Tool Safety

Some of the most obvious misuses of tools at home or on the job result from being in a hurry. You grab a file and use it to pry open a box, and sometimes people use anything they can get their hands on for a hammer–including their own hands.

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Don't Take Hand Tools For Granted

Household jobs are usually light. So you sometimes can get away with using tools improperly or substituting one tool for another. Construction work, however, makes rugged demands on tools. If you misuse a tool, or use one that's wrong for the job or in poor condition, it can result in injury or spoiled work.

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