Hand Tools and Equipment — Is Your Workplace Safe?
Are all tools and equipment (both company and employee owned) used by employees at their workplace in good condition?
Are hand tools such as chisels and punches, which develop mushroomed heads during use, reconditioned or replaced as necessary?
Are broken or fractured handles on hammers, axes and similar equipment replaced promptly?
Are worn or bent wrenches replaced regularly?
Are appropriate handles used on files and similar tools?
Are employees made aware of the hazards caused by faulty or improperly used hand tools?
Are appropriate safety glasses, face shields, etc. used while using hand tools or equipment which might produce flying materials or be subject to breakage?
Are jacks checked periodically to ensure they are in good operating condition?
Are tool handles wedged tightly in the head of all tools?
Are tool cutting edges kept sharp so the tool will move smoothly without binding or skipping?
Are tools stored in dry, secure locations where they won't be tampered with?
Is eye and face protection used when driving hardened or tempered spuds or nails?
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