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Vibrating tools

Tingling, numbness or pain experienced when operating vibrating tools should not be considered part of the job.
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Safe hammer handling

A hammer is an impact tool – a tool used to drive items into material by way of manual or powered force – and, according to the National Safety Council, is a common source of injury.
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Nail gun safety

When used improperly, pneumatic nail guns can cause severe injuries in a number of ways.
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Non-powered hand tools

According to NIOSH, the use of non-powered hand tools in work settings can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders. These injuries can be reduced if users choose the right tool for the job.
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Prevent strain with tool belts

Using tool belts can be helpful for carting a large number of tools around a jobsite. But when fully loaded, tool belts can weigh upward of 50 pounds, according to OSHA.
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Screwdriver safety

Every tool serves a purpose, but according to the National Safety Council, the screwdriver is perhaps the most misused and abused tool in the workplace.
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Safe handling of tools

Workers should be trained on safe procedures for working with tools. Tools can pose a safety risk when they are misplaced or improperly handled by workers.
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