Tips for Hand and Power Tool Safety

  • Many tools, such as cutters and hammers, should be made of steel and heat-treated.
  • Inspect tools regularly to make sure they are in good shape and fit for use.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions to maintain your tools by performing regular maintenance, such as grinding or sharpening.
  • Avoid loose clothing or articles that could get entangled in a tool’s moving parts, like jewelry.
  • Leather gloves are a good choice for personal protective equipment.
  • Use the proper tool for the job. Don’t use a hammer as a wrench.
  • Make sure that your feet are planted firmly on a stable surface.