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