Core Safety Group
Cal Hand and Power Tools

Intended Audience

  • Managers in California
  • Supervisors in California
  • Employees in California

Why Take This Course

This course describes the hazards, safety procedures, safeguards, and the importance of inspection and care of hand and portable power tools. Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Know control options
  • Understand basic procedures and safeguards
  • Know the correct selection, use, maintenance, inspection, and care of hand and power tools
  • Use the right tool for the job
  • Use appropriate PPE
  • Read and understand manufacturer instructions for safe operation of your tools

Course Topics

  • Overview of Hand and Power Tools
  • Introduction to Hand and Power Tools in California
  • Types of Mechanical Hazards
  • Precautionary Measures
  • Types of Tools
  • Case Studies- Power Tool Electrocution, Portable Grinder Accident, and Power Tool Fatality
  • Pneumatic Tools
  • Liquid Fuel/Powder- Actuated Tools
  • Hydraulics and Mixers

California-specific Hand and Power Tools is an online safety course covering various hazards, basic safety procedures and safeguards associated with hand and portable power tools. This course is not a substitute for the full safety and health standards for general industry or for the construction industry. You will be informed of Cal/OSHA’s requirements for hand and power tools in addition to ANSI and NIOSH safety standards.

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