• Safety & Training Short - Striking Tools

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    February 08, 2019
    There are some general rules that apply to almost all hammers and other striking tools. Never use a striking tool for any purpose other than that for which it was intended. Never use a striking tool with a loose or damaged handle or with a mushroomed head or dull cutting edge. Conditions vary, but it can never hurt to wear goggles when using striking tools.
    Some other rules that apply particularly to hammers are:
    • Strike blow squarely - a glancing blow increases the chances of striking a finger or hand or chipping the head of the hammer.
    • Never strike with the side of the hammer.
    • Never strike another hammer.
    • Always wear safety goggles when hammering.
    • When striking chisels, punches, wedges, etc., the hammer face should be larger than the head of the struck tool. 
    Click here to download the complete training short in English
    Click here to download the complete training short in Spanish

     
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    Jared Goble, Loss Control
    (707) 360-4335
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