Power Tools

Portable power tools, power actuated fastening devices, pneumatic tools, portable abrasive wheels, chainsaws and jacks. Our editors have “cherry picked” the best resources – to access them, click here.

OSHA’s severe injury reporting requirement, now in its second year, continues to show a disturbing trend of seven reported amputations a day at U.S. workplaces. The positive news is that the reports are leading to inspections, citations, and agreements with employers to make changes that will protect many more workers from injury.

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A female grocery store worker was killed when she became entangled in the auger of an industrial baking machine.

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A photograph illustrating a mixed bag of job hazards.

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According to emergency room statistics, air nailer injuries are up. One reason for the increase in injuries is because these tools are more readily available for home use. But still a great number of workers are being injured by nail guns at work.

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Does your power tool inspection and preventive maintenance program meet OSHA rules?

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Preventing accidents and OSHA liability if your workers use portable saws, drills and other tools

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Train your workers how to use jacks safely.

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The worker committing these nail gun safety infractions is actually not a worker but the Prime Minister of Canada.

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Use this photo to warn workers about hand-arm vibration risks and use of PPE.

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Use this photo of a worker bracing cutting stock with his thighs to teach your own workers about safe use of circular saws

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