Underwriters Laboratories, Consumer Product Safety Commission, OSHA and ANSI have been evaluating and testing tools in an effort to produce safer tools. Even with safeguards, workers continue to find ways to bypass the safety instructions. Safety instructions provided by the manufacturer should be followed closely. An employer is responsible for providing safe equipment, but it is the responsibility of the worker to use them safely.
Approximately 85% to 95% of all accident and injuries are due to unsafe acts. This program reviews various power tools and how to handle them in a safe manner. Individual responsibility and proper care and maintenance are also stressed. Meets the general requirements for training in hand and power tool safety. (Producer: Digital 2000)