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OSHA Hand and Power Tool Safety course is important since hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. Simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries.


Employers who require workers to use hand and power tools must educate them on the potential hazards associated with their use. This course is designed to cover the general hazards and safety precautions associated with hand and power tools.


Course Length: 2hrs | CFR Reference: 1910 Subpart P | Course Required By: OSHA



  • Identify general safety procedures

  • Identify different types of power tools

  • Identify hazards associated with hand and power tools

  • Explain safety tips that should be utilized when using hand and power tools

  • Describe general safety practices to be used when setting up a work area, selection of personal protective equipment, and utilizing tools at the worksite

  • Identify hazards and precautions taken when using electric, pneumatic, powder, and fuel powered tools

  • Identify hazards and precautions taken when working with jacks and abrasive wheels

  • Explain features of machine guarding



  • Review the requirements and common hazards associated with hand and power tools.

  • Spot potential hazards related to the use of hand and power tools.

  • Evaluate the use of hand and power tools in their jobs and match the correct tool to each task they perform.

  • Create their own tool maintenance checklist.

  • Analyze the potential hazards in working with the various hand and power tools they use and select appropriate personal protective equipment for each situation.



Courses are offered in both English and Spanish.




Upon completion of our Hand and Power Tools Training, students will be able to identify hazards associated with workplace tool safety. Students will receive class room demonstrations and receive Hand and power Tools Safety Guide and are required to pass a test. Upon successfully completing this course students will receive a certificate of completion and wallet card.


Contact us today for additional details and course schedules.

How important is hand and power tool safety?


Power tool injuries account for as many as 400,000 annual emergency room visits. Among the most common tools responsible for the largest number of visits are (1):


  • Power Nailers—37,000 ER visits/year

  • Chain Saws—36,000 ER visits/year

  • Table Saws—29,000 ER visits/year

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