OSHA Hand & Power Tool Safety
Online Training & Certification Course
29 CFR 1910 Subpart P
Hand tools are powered manually and include everything from axes to wrenches. Their greatest hazards come from misuse and improper maintenance. Power tools must be fitted with guards and safety switches. Power tools are extremely hazardous when used improperly.
Employees should be trained in the proper use of all tools and be able to recognize the hazards associated with different types of tools and required safety precautions.