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Cal Hand and Power Tools for Construction

Course ID: CLK0298
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1 Hours 0 Minutes
Language: English

The Hand and Power Tools for Construction online training from ClickSafety is an intermediate-level course designed to cover the various hazards, safety procedures, and safeguards associated with hand and portable power tools within the construction industry. Participants can expect to learn Cal/OSHA’s requirements for hand and power tools, as well as safety standards established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and that National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

NOTICE: This course is not meant to act as a substitute for the full safety and health standards for general industry or for the construction industry. Additional training will likely be required.

ClickSafety’s Cal Hand and Power Tools for Construction online training presents participants with the specifics regarding portable power tool safety through careful use of case studies and lessons learned. Covering the basics of guards and techniques, this intermediate-level course is designed to help reduce the risk of onsite injury. Specific course topics include the following:

  • Overview of hand and power tools
  • Hand and power tools in the state of California
  • Types of mechanical hazards
  • Precautionary measures
  • Types of tools used on the construction worksite
  • Case study – power tool electrocution
  • Case study – portable grinder accident
  • Pneumatic tools
  • Liquid fuel/powder-actuated tools
  • Case study – power tool fatality
  • Hydraulics and mixers

Specific industry terms covered throughout the course include the following:

  • Cal/OSHA
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • ANSI

The Cal Hand and Power Tools for Construction online training is designed for California workers who use, select, maintain, and inspect hand and portable power tools. Individuals who will specifically benefit from this course include the following:

  • California-based construction workers
  • California-based construction managers
  • California-based construction supervisors

If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.

ClickSafety’s Cal Hand and Power Tools for Construction course teaches participants the hazards, safety procedures, safeguards, and the overall importance of both inspection and care of hand and power tools on the construction site. Upon successful completion of this course, participants can expect to:

  • Know appropriate control options
  • Understand the basic procedures and safeguards governing hand and power tool use
  • Know how to correctly select, use, maintain, and inspect portable power tools for use
  • Properly operate the correct tools for individual job needs
  • Select and use the appropriate PPE
  • Know the importance of reading and understanding manufacturer instructions for safe tool operations
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