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Hand and Power Tool Safety – Canada


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
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Overview/Description
A variety of handheld tools are used in the workplace. This course will provide an understanding of the potential hazards associated with the use of hand tools and power tools, as well as the safety precautions required to prevent those hazards from occurring. Power tool hazards are addressed in the course by relating them to the power source used in them: pneumatic, liquid fuel, hydraulic, or powder-actuated. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements and best practice guidelines. The learning objectives of the course are to identify general power tool safety precautions, define the purpose and correct usage of guards, specify which tools are equipped with safety switches, identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of electric tools, recognize specific hazards and control measures related to the use of power grinders, understand specific hazards and control measures related to the use of pneumatic tools, identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of powder-actuated tools, and identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of hydraulic jacks. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.

Target Audience
All employees who work with hand and power tools

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Hand and Power Tool Safety – Canada

  • identify general hazards and control measures associated with hand and power tools
  • identify specific hazards associated with hand tools
  • identify general power tool safety precautions
  • identify the way guards provide protection to operators
  • identify tools that must be equipped with a momentary switch
  • identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of electric tools
  • identify the proper procedures to follow when using a grinder
  • identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of pneumatic tools
  • identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of powder-actuated tools
  • identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of hydraulic jacks
  • Course Number:
    ehs_hsf_a20_sh_enus