A. General Requirements for Hand and Power Tools

  • 1. Tools are kept in good condition with regular maintenance

  • 2. Tools are used according to the proper function and purpose

  • 3. Tools are examined for damage before use

  • 4. Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is available and in use as necessary

  • 5. Damaged or unsafe tools are taken out of service

  • 6. Employees have been properly trained on the uses and limitations of each tool

B. Electric Powered Tools

  • 1. Tools have a three-wire cord with a ground or double insulated.

  • 2. Cords are in good condition without frays or deterioration

  • 3. Tools are not hoisted or lowered by cords

C. Pneumatic Powered Tools

  • 1. Air hoses are in good condition, including couplings and fittings

  • 2. Compressed air is not used for cleaning employees or clothing

  • 3. Tools are not hoisted by the air hose

  • 4. Noise measurements have been taken when necessary

D. Liquid Fuel-Powered Tools

  • 1. Tools are powered off and allowed to cool before refueling

  • 2. Tools are used outdoors whenever possible

  • 3. Adequate ventilation is provided when tools are used indoors

E. Hydraulic Powered Tools

  • 1. Hydraulic fluids are of an approved type, either fire-resistant or insulating, as needed

  • 2. Manufacturer's recommended safe operating pressure is not exceeded in hoses, valves, pipes, filters or other fittings

F. Powder-Actuated Tools

  • 1. Employees have been properly trained

  • 2. Proper shielding is available

  • 3. Unattended tools are properly secured from authorized use

  • Summary of Findings

  • Please sign upon audit completion

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