What is tool safety?

What is tool safety?

Always carry pointed tools by your side with the points and heavy ends DOWN. SECURE all small work & short work with a vise or clamp. NEVER carry tools in your pockets. DON’T use tools that are LOOSE or CRACKED. KEEP your punches & chisels in good condition.

Why is tool safety important?

Safe tool use contributes to a safer, more efficient work environment. Misusing tools is not only dangerous, it shows a lack of understanding of tool safety and a lack of respect for those around you. Also, if improper tool use causes an accident, downtime will impact the entire job.

What are toolbox topics?

A Toolbox Talk is an informal group discussion that focuses on a particular safety issue. These tools can be used daily to promote department safety culture as well as to facilitate health and safety discussions on job sites.

What is the meaning of safety rules are your best tools?

Safety Quote: Safety Rules are your best tools. The greatest tool you can equip employees with is knowledge. You can’t expect workers to follow safe practices on the job if you haven’t invested time in safety training.

What is safety measures in power hand tools?

Safety tips for electric power tools:

  • Keep floors dry and clean to avoid slipping while working with or around dangerous tools.
  • Keep cords from presenting a tripping hazard.
  • Never carry a power tool by its cord.
  • Use tools that are double-insulated or have a three-pronged cord and are plugged into a grounded receptacle.

What is TBT safety?

A toolbox talk is an informal safety meeting that is part of an organization’s overall safety program. A toolbox talk covers special topics on safety aspects related to the specific job. Meetings are normally short in duration and cover topics such as workplace hazards and safe work practices.

Why do we need a safety toolbox talk?

Toolbox Topics are used to cover a variety of short safety training subjects and to remind employees each day before they go to work, the importance of being safe. The intention of this site is to be an exchange for safety professionals. It can take a lot of work to develop safety topics for such toolbox talks each day or week.

How to be safe when working with tools?

Use a hoist or rope. Keep close track of tools when working at heights. A falling tool can kill a co-worker. Pass a tool to another person by the handle; never toss it to them. Use the right personal protective equipment (PPE) for the job. Follow company instructions for selecting and using safety eyewear, steel toed shoes, gloves, hard hats, etc.

What are the dangers of using a power tool?

Power used by tools to do work can posses a tremendous amount of energy that must be controlled by the worker using the tool. Hazards from tool power sources affect not only the person using it, but also to those working close by. Whether a power tool or a hand tool, if it’s designed to cut, keeping the cutting edge sharp is a safety priority.

What are some good topics for a safety talk?

Some general questions you can ask yourself to narrow in on some topics: 1 What training needs reinforced? 2 What problems have we been having lately? 3 What are common injuries in this line of work? 4 What have our near misses been a result of? 5 What trends are occurring in the workplace or in our industry?