Establish Rules for Safe Use of Power Tools

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: February 5th, 2012

THE PROBLEM: You need to carefully vet the safety features of power tools and select the ones you deem safe for use in your workplace. But tool selection is just the beginning, not the end of the story. Workers must also be trained and instructed how to properly operate each power tool they use.

HOW THE TOOL HELPS SOLVE THE PROBLEM: Here’s a set of general rules for workers to follow when operating power tools to ensure they do so safely. You’ll also need specific operating rules for each particular tool used.