Safety articles on Tools

Gloved Hand Reaching for Safety Glasses Before Using Portable Grinder
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Safety Precautions for Handheld Portable Grinders

Safety precautions for handheld portable grinders used at work include safe work area preparation, PPE requirements, equipment selection and inspections.

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Person Holding Portable Grinder with Two Hands
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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.
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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 Holding a Battery-Powered Drill
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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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Assorted Colorful Hand Tools
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Remind Workers to Use Hand Tools Properly to Avoid Injury

Use the right tools for the job! Hand tools, when used improperly or not kept in good condition can cause serious injuries. Remind your team to work safe.

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Construction worker wearing PPE and using an electrical tool.
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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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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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Worker Using Bench Grinder
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Safety Precautions for Bench and Pedestal Grinders

Bench grinders are standard in a variety of industrial facilities, but because they operate at such a high speed, there are many safety hazards to consider.

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Welder
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Safety Precautions for Welding, Cutting and Brazing Hazards

Welding, cutting and brazing tasks present unique hazards. Everyone working in the vicinity should have an understanding of safe work practices.

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