Hand Tools

Using hand tools improperly can result in life-threatening injuries. It is possible that you could lose a finger or an eye. The most dangerous thing you can do with a hand tool is either overuse it or fail to keep it in excellent condition. This applies to everything from a screwdriver to an axe. Injuries that are classified as “ergonomic” can also be caused by hand tools. These are the injuries that affect nerves, tendons, muscles, and joints of the body. In addition to tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, they include sprains and strains that can occur in many regions of the body. Injuries caused by improper ergonomics might manifest themselves immediately or develop over time. It is, therefore, vital to train workers using hand tools to be able to choose right tool for the right job.

Goals of the Course

The course provides training on hand tools, involving information on the selection of appropriate tools, hazards of using improper tools, and maintenance of tools.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.

HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.

Audience Specified

The training applies to every OSHA employee, who intends to address emergencies disturbing the
sustained operations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration office. This includes
employees handling hazardous waste material.

Learning Outcome:

The learning objectives of this course will entail:

Training Modules:

Module 1


Module 2

Types of Hand Tools

Module 3

Safety Regulations

Module 4

Special Tools for Specific Circumstances

Module 5

Protective Personal Equipment (PPE)

Module 6

Safe Work Practices 

Quiz and Exam Information

Module Quiz

Quiz will be held at the end of each module to comprehend the knowledge of students about that
module and its relevant aspects. It is mandatory to pass all quizzes to be able to take final

Examinable Features

Completion time

Students are expected to complete all modules and pass final exam within 6 months of the initial registration
to receive course credits. A re-registration with complete course fee will be required after the expiration of this time period.
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