Using Hand Tools Safely

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This Tech Tip was originally published as the May 2015 “Safety Pins”
by Philip E. Spiezio, Safety Officer, Washington County Office of the Safety Officer

Almost all of us use some sort of hand tool to perform a certain type of task everyday. However, tools, when used incorrectly, are a contributing factor to many injuries.

The following are a few helpful tips to allow you to perform this type of work safely:

worker using a sawzall

Above all else - be sure brain is engaged before putting body into motion!!!

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