MARCOM's Video On Demand (VOD) program on Hand and Power Tool Safety in Construction Environments discusses hand and power tool hazards, and show employees the equipment and safe practices they can use to prevent injuries on a job site. Hand and power tools allow construction workers to perform tasks that they could never do without them. But tools can also be dangerous. Injuries involving hand and power tools send almost half a million people to the emergency room every year, and cause a significant number of fatalities as well. Areas included in the program include hand and power tool hazards, tool inspection and maintenance, personal protective equipment (PPE), using electric power tools safely, preventing kickbacks, reducing hazards in a work area and more.
- Upon completing the course, employees should:
- Understand the hazards that are associated with using hand and power tools.
- Be able to identify hand and power tool hazards on their job site.
- Know the equipment and safe work practices they can use to avoid injuries when working with hand and power tools.