It might seem silly to think of non-powered hand tools as hazardous, but anyone who’s ever hit a finger with the full force of a hammer blow or staple-gunned their hand might beg to differ. Power tools are relatively safe when used properly and well maintained, but an electric shock resulting from a defective or modified device can be deadly.
This course will teach you the basics for keeping yourself and your co-workers out of harms way when using tools. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job. Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.