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Hand Tool Self-Inspection Checklist

Hand Tool Self-Inspection Checklist

  • Hand tools such as chisels, punches, etc., which develop mushroomed heads during use, reconditioned or replaced as necessary?

  • Broken or fractured handles on hammers, axes, and similar equipment replaced promptly?

  • Worn or bent wrenches replaced regularly?

  • Appropriate handles used on files and similar tools?

  • Employees made aware of the hazards caused by faulty or improperly used hand tools?

  • Appropriate safety glasses, face shields, etc. used while using hand tools or equipment which might produce flying materials or be subject to breakage?

  • Jacks checked periodically to assure they are in good operational condition?

  • Tool handles wedged tightly in the head of all tools?

  • Tool cutting edges kept sharp so the tool will move smoothly without binding or skipping?

  • Tools stored in dry, secure location?

Power Tool Self-Inspection Checklist

Power Tool Self-Inspection Checklist

  • Employees who operate power tools trained in their use?

  • Power tool operators use appropriate personal protective equipment such as hard hats, safety goggles, face shields, safety shoes and ear protectors?

  • Power tools used with the correct shield, guard, or attachment, recommended by the manufacturer?

  • Portable circular saws equipped with guards above and below the base shoe?

  • Circular saw guards checked to assure they are not wedged up, thus leaving the lower portion of the blade unguarded?

  • Rotating or moving parts of equipment guarded to prevent physical contact?

  • All cord-connected, electrically-operated tools and equipment effectively grounded or of the approved double insulated type?

  • Effective guards in place over belts, pulleys, chains, and sprockets?

  • Portable fans provided with full guards or screens having opening 1/2 inch or less?

  • Hoisting equipment available and used for lifting heavy objects, and are hoist ratings and characteristics appropriate for the task?

  • Ground-fault circuit interrupters provided on all temporary electrical 15 and 20 amp circuits, used during periods of construction?

  • Pneumatic and hydraulic hoses on power-operated tools checked regularly for deterioration or damage?

Abrasive Wheel Equipment - Grinders

  • Work rest used and kept adjusted to within 1/8 inch of the wheel?

  • Adjustable tongue on the top side of the grinder used and kept adjusted to within 1/4 inch of the wheel?

  • Side guards cover the spindle, nut, and flange and 75 percent of the wheel diameter?

  • Bench and pedestal grinders permanently mounted?

  • Maximum RPM rating of each abrasive wheel compatible with the RPM rating of the grinder motor?

  • Each grinder has an individual on/off control switch

  • Each electrically operated grinder effectively grounded?

  • Dust collectors and powered exhausts provided on grinders used in operations that produce large amounts of dust?

  • Splash guards mounted on grinders that use coolant to prevent the coolant from reaching employees?

  • Cleanliness maintained around grinders?

Powder-Actuated Tools

  • Each powder-actuated tool stored in its own locked container when not being used?

  • Sign at least 7 inches by 10 inches with bold face type reading "Powder-Actuated Tool in Use" conspicuously posted when the tools are being used?

  • Powder-actuated tools left unloaded until they are ready to be used?

  • Powder-actuated tools inspected for obstructions or defects each day before use?

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