The Hand and Power Tools for Construction online training from OSHA Education School is an intermediate-level course designed to cover the various hazards, safety procedures, and safeguards associated with hand and portable power tools within the construction industry. Participants can expect to learn Cal/OSHA’s requirements for hand and power tools, as well as safety standards established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and that National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
NOTICE: This course is not meant to act as a substitute for the full safety and health standards for general industry or for the construction industry. Additional training will likely be required.
OSHA Education School’s Cal Hand and Power Tools for Construction online training presents participants with the specifics regarding portable power tool safety through careful use of case studies and lessons learned. Covering the basics of guards and techniques, this intermediate-level course is designed to help reduce the risk of onsite injury. Specific course topics include the following:
Overview of hand and power tools
Hand and power tools in the state of California
Types of mechanical hazards
Types of tools used on the construction worksite
Case study – power tool electrocution
Case study – portable grinder accident
Liquid fuel/powder-actuated tools
Case study – power tool fatality
Hydraulics and mixers
Specific industry terms covered throughout the course include the following:
Personal protective equipment (PPE)