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Hand and Power Tools


Minimum Time to Complete: 30 Minutes



Each employee using hand and power tools will recognize definitions and types of portable tools, the potential hazards connected with their use, including manual, electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, liquid-fueled, powder-actuated, and abrasive wheel tools, and will demonstrate the proper procedures required for each type of tool.



  • Identify general hazards associated with hand and power tool use, and the safety practices that will prevent these hazards.
  • Identify appropriate safety practices for electrical equipment.
  • Recognize safety requirements for operator controls and guards.
  • Identify appropriate safety practices for hand (manually-powered) tools.
  • Identify safety requirements for using portable abrasive wheel tools.
  • Identify appropriate safety practices for hydraulic and pneumatic tools.
  • Identify proper use of liquid-fueled and powder-actuated tools.
  • Recognize when tools must be inspected, and what actions to take if damage is found.