Hand Tool Safety Handout

BENEFITS

Many workers must use some kind of hand tool, whether a hammer or power drill, to perform their duties. But if they select the wrong hand tool or use it incorrectly, they’re at risk of getting injured—and especially of developing musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs).

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Give this handout to workers to help them understand the hazards of selecting the wrong hand tools or using the right ones incorrectly and to help them select the right tool. Adapt it for your OHS program and the requirements for hand and power tools in your jurisdiction’s OHS regulations.

OTHER RESOURCES:

CPWR

Hand and Power Tool Safety Checklist

Protecting Workers from Power Tool Hazards