Saturday, December 29, 2018, 03:48 PM | No Comments »

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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Saturday, December 29, 2018, 03:42 PM | No Comments »

Want to use a router, but don’t know where to start? Learn how to use a router with these router woodworking techniques and tips.

Boy, I use routers a lot. They can do so much. From adding a profile to an edge to cutting dovetail joints, a router is an incredibly versatile machine. But if you’ve never used one, routers can be intimidating. This article provides buying advice on how to use a router along with tips to help you get started.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 08:54 PM | No Comments »

Reprinted with permission from Fluke CorporationThere is no question that electrical safety is a key concern for electricians and engineers, their employers, unions and the government.

Every day, an average of 9,000 workers in the U.S. suffer disabling injuries on the job. Insurance industry estimates put the direct cost of workplace injuries in 1999 at more than $40 billion.* With costs that high, no wonder so many government agencies and private groups hold pieces of the safety puzzle. 
* Source: NIOSH

To maximize safety for yourself and your team, you need a solid understanding of the rules and standards that govern safe electrical work. This article will help you cut through the alphabet soup of safety organization names to see how each plays a role in safety.

We’ll check them out in two groups. First, we’ll look at the government agencies that oversee workplace safety, such as the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Then we’ll examine the independent safety and standards organizations, including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Electro- Technical Commission (IEC). Though they’re not part of government, they too help set the rules of the safety game.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018, 09:39 PM | No Comments »

Finding the right chainsaw for you might seem like a simple task, but it can actually be much more complex than you might expect. There are many factors that go into whether one particular brand or model is a good fit for your needs, and you need to know how to tell which is best. Not all chainsaws are created equal, and a bit of knowledge can be of tremendous value to you.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 08:47 PM | No Comments »

Like everything with moving parts—your car, your computer, your body—your power tools will last longer and work better with a little bit of maintenance. Since it’s the season for spring cleaning the rest of your life and home, take an afternoon to show your power tools some TLC. They’ll work more accurately and more safely, and they’ll work for a considerably longer period of time.

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