1. Always use the right tool to complete a job safely and efficiently.
2. Always wear appropriate PPE (safety eyewear, hearing protection, etc.).
3. Always wear ANSI Z87.1 type safety eyewear when using hand tools. Standard eyeglasses or sunglasses do not provide sufficient protection.
4. Inspect all tools before use. Do not use tools that are damaged, out of alignment or are not functioning properly.
5. Ensure all guards are in place prior to using power tools. Never wedge guards open or remove guards.
6. Do not wear loose clothing or items which may interfere with the work being performed.
7. Inspect all power tools before use. Do not use tools that are damaged, out of alignment or are not functioning properly. Lock and tag out the tool until it can be repaired or replaced.
8. Always use the correct tools and attachments for the jobs that they are designed. Do not attempt to modify a tool for any other purpose. Do not force a tool.
9. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for proper tool use and maintenance.
10.Disconnect tools from power when making repairs or changing parts (bits, blades, belts, etc.).
11. Secure your work when possible. Utilize a vise or clamp when practical. Avoid using your hands to secure work.
12.Fixed location tools such as drill presses and free standing grinders and sanders should be securely attached to the floor.
13.Always ensure adjusting chuck keys, wrenches, etc., have been removed from tool before switching the power on.
14.Keep work areas clean, well ventilated and ensure there is adequate lighting.
15.Avoid using power tools in damp or wet locations.
16.Don't overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
17.Always feed work against the direction of blades or cutters
18.Never leave a tool running unattended turn the power off. Do not leave the tool until it comes to a complete stop. Remove tool from power source while mounting or connecting.
19.Never operate a tool while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication.
20.Ensure all non double-insulated tools are properly grounded. Three-prong plugs must only be used with a three-hole receptacle. Never remove the third (grounding) prong. If an adapter is used to accommodate a three-prong plug, the adapter lug must be attached to a proper ground.
21.All corded power tools that are not connected to the permanent wiring of the building or structure should be connected to approved Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) protected circuits.