Working Safely With Hand & Power Tools Part I

2004 DVD from HI5/ERI Safety, 10 min.

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Description Because simple hand and power tools are commonly used for many basic job tasks, we often fail to consider the dangers associated with using them improperly or in an unsafe manner. For example, the improper use of a simple screwdriver results in over 100 deaths each year. Fortunately, most injuries involving tools can be avoided when we keep them in good working condition and use them properly. In this first 10-minute DVD video of a two-part program, viewers are shown the basic safety rules that will greatly reduce the risk of injury during power tool use. Stressed is the importance of having a good safety attitude and exercising good judgment while using such tools as drills, power saws and battery-operated tools. Equipment inspection and personal protective equipment are other featured topics.