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Environmental Health & Safety



Hand and Power Tool Safety


Tool Safety

Hand and Power Tool Safety

A variety of handheld tools are used in the workplace. This course will provide an understanding of the potential hazards associated with the use of hand tools and power tools, as well as the safety precautions required to prevent those hazards from occurring. Power tool hazards are addressed in the course by relating them to the power source used in them: pneumatic, liquid fuel, hydraulic, or powder-actuated. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. The learning objectives of the course are to identify general power tool safety precautions; define the purpose and correct usage of guards; specify which tools are equipped with safety switches; identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of electric tools; recognize specific hazards and control measures related to the use of power grinders; understand specific hazards and control measures related to the use of pneumatic tools; identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of powder-actuated tools; and identify specific hazards and control measures related to the use of hydraulic jacks. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Length: 30 min     Copyright: Skill Soft Type:  eCourse (online training)

Instructions for accessing the course:

  1. Go to the URL http://www.ucrlearning.ucr.edu
  2. Login using your UCR NetID and password

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  1. Enter the word "tool" into the Search box (on the left side), and click on "Go"
  2. Click on the "Hand and Power Tool Safety" title, and select "Register
  3. Verify that the box is checked next to eCourse, and click on "Submit"

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