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Safety Information Profile: Powered Hand Tools.


PB84153451

Publication Date 1979
Personal Author Allcott, G. A.
Page Count 78
Abstract A safety information profile is presented for the use of powered hand tools (Standard Industrial Classification Divisions D, B, and Service Division I). Power tools are described based on power sources. Potential hazards are reviewed for each group of tools, and existing controls are discussed. Accident and illness information is included. Exposure level surveys and related studies are cited. Industry safety trends and federal standards are described. Names and addresses of industry associations and other interested parties are provided. It is concluded that the injury rate for the use of powered tools is relatively high but severity is low, and that accidents generally result from careless use of the tool and inadequate personal protective gear. The least controllable hazard is identified as penetration of electrical circuits, for which recommendations include grounding electrically powered equipment and worker hazard awareness.
Keywords
  • Hand tools
  • Safety
  • Profiles
  • Standards
  • Operations
  • Hazards
  • Industries
  • Accident prevention
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Protective equipment
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC D
  • SIC B
  • SIC Service Division I
  • Industrial accidents
  • Health hazards
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 94F - Tooling, Machinery, & Tools
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors Radian Corp., Salt Lake City, UT.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV. Div.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198409
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0130
Safety Information Profile: Powered Hand Tools.
Safety Information Profile: Powered Hand Tools.
PB84153451

  • Hand tools
  • Safety
  • Profiles
  • Standards
  • Operations
  • Hazards
  • Industries
  • Accident prevention
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Protective equipment
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC D
  • SIC B
  • SIC Service Division I
  • Industrial accidents
  • Health hazards
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 94F - Tooling, Machinery, & Tools
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0130
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