Hand and power tools enable employees to apply additional force and energy to accomplish a task. These tools improve efficiency and make better products. However, because of the increased force of hand and power tools, the potential for injury increases.
The University has developed a power tool safety program to help prevent such injuries from occurring when using hand and power tools. The program contains a power tool inventory worksheet used to identify tools used in the various shops throughout the University. The program also provides for inspections of tools and the correction or replacement of unsafe tools.