Safety articles on Tools

Worker Holding a Battery-Powered Drill
Tools

Battery-Powered Tools Provide Greater Safety on the Job

While battery-powered tools increase productivity on the job site, even cordless power tools can be dangerous if all safety precautions are not followed carefully.

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Stationary masonry saw sitting at a construction site, not currently in use.
Tools

Using Stationary Masonry Saws Safely for Construction Work

Stationary masonry saws are useful tools to have on the job site, but can be dangerous if safety precautions are not taken seriously.

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Welder
Tools

Important Safety Precautions All Welders Should Know About

Implementing proper safety measures protects not just the welders but also anyone within the proximity of the work space.

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Construction worker wearing PPE and using an electrical tool.
Tools

Best Practices to Remember When Using Electrical Tools

Because electrical tools are so commonly used, it's important to review required safety guidance and best practices to consider when using tools on the job.

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Person Holding Portable Grinder with Two Hands
Tools

The Use, Care and Safety of Handheld Portable Grinders

Handheld portable grinders are versatile tools but there are many safety precautions to consider and hazards to understand before using these power tools.

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Close-up view of a walk-behind saw blade.
Tools

Important Safety Precautions of Construction Walk-Behind Saws

The hazards of operating a walk-behind saw, guidance for transport, and the safety precautions to prevent the dangers of carbon monoxide and silica dust.

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Worker using a jackhammer on a construction site.
Tools

Safety for Jackhammers and Handheld Powered Chipping Tools

If safety precautions are not taken seriously, jackhammers and handheld powered chipping tools can be dangerous. Jackhammer operators must be trained.

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Assorted Power Tools
Tools

Power Tools Get the Job Done But Need to Be Used Safely

Electrical tools can pose significant hazards. Workers should be trained on the safe handling and care of the power tools they will be using on the job.

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Man wearing bright orange sweatshirt using a chainsaw to cut wood in an outdoor wooded area.
Tools

Risks When Using a Chainsaw and Top Safety Precautions

While chainsaws are efficient and productive power tools, they can also be dangerous if not used correctly and with care by trained and experienced operators.

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