Saturday, December 29, 2018, 03:48 PM

Importance Of Construction & Industry Safety Training For Hand and Power Tool Safety
Are your new employees learning to use hand and power tools safely? This is certainly an important topic to cover in a new employee’s construction and/or industry safety training, and is often emphasized during their initial training. Their training doesn’t end at orientation and initial training though. They also learn from the experienced employees that they work with, learning the tricks and techniques of the trade. Logic would suggest that employees who have worked for the company longer are less likely to be injured by hand and power tools because of their experience, and should be good role models and trainers for new hires.

However, injury data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, suggests that they aren’t – at least, not as far as hand and power tools go.

Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work (1) by selected worker and case characteristics and source of injury/illness, All U.S., all ownerships, 2012 – 2015 

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