Failing to properly use and maintain electric-powered tools causes thousands of cuts, punctures, pinches, amputations, and electrocutions each year. Tools can seriously injure or kill the user if not properly maintained or used.
Everyone who uses tools must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the different types of tools and the safety precautions necessary to prevent those hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has specific rules for using electric-powered tools. Following these guidelines, along with using your own good judgment, will help keep you safe.
Before you use a tool:
When using the tool:
Servicing and storing tools:
Source: U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration