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Power Tool Use and Guarding

    Power Tool Use and Guarding

    Course Overview

    Power Tool Use and Guarding is an intermediate online safety course. You can expect to learn hand and power tool safety procedures, with reference to applicable OSHA, ANSI and NIOSH requirements. You will review the proper use of various hand and power tools, as well as case studies highlighting their hazards and proper precautionary measures. You will also be shown best practices for ensuring safe working conditions in this online experience.

    Intended Audience

    This course is designed for any construction workers who uses, selects, maintains and inspects hand and portable power tools.

    • Construction Workers
    • Construction Supervisors
    • Construction Managers

    Learning Objectives

    In this Power Tool Use and Guarding online safety course, we will review the correct forms of protective equipment needed for various hand and power tools. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to identify how to safely operate hand and power tools within their proper working environments.

    Course Topics

    • Introduction to Power Tool Use and Guarding
    • Case Study on PPE & Hand Tools
    • Types of Mechanical Hazards
    • Precautionary Measures
    • Types of Tools
    • Case Study on Power Tool Electrocution
    • Case Study on Portable Grinder Accident
    • Pneumatic Tools
    • Liquid Fuel and Powder-Actuated Tools
    • Case Study on Power Tool Fatality
    • Hydraulics and Mixers


    • Power Tool Use and Guarding
    • Hand and Portable Power Tools
    • OSHA
    • ANSI
    • NIOSH
    • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

    Features and Benefits

    By completing ClickSafety’s Power Tool Use and Guarding online safety course, you’ll be better prepared to identify various hazards, basic safety procedures and safeguards for operating hand and portable power tools. Case studies review tool-specific accidents and help illustrate key points for hazard protection. Upon successful completion, you will:

    • Understand the proper method for safely handling specific tools
    • Analyze case studies to identify proper preventive measures for accidents
    • Know the hazards of working with hand and portable power tools
    • Be able to recognize hazards and know basic safety procedures
    Burlington, MA 01803
    Call: 800.971.1080