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How to Prevent the 5 Most Common Power Tool Accidents

Accidents happenhealth and safety

Thousands of accidents every year are due to Power Tools, this is why it is so important to get the power tool that is right for you and right for the job you are doing.

Amputations
The most common accidents involve finger injuries that can happen when using any kind of power saw. Just loosing concentration for a few moments can cause serious injury. CBS Power Tools recommend a power tool with an additional safety feature that stops the saw when your hands get too close.

Trip & Fall Accidentstrip accident

Many trip and fall accidents happen when the power tool cords or cables are tripped over, this can resolve in broken limbs, concussion or even worse if you are carrying a tool when you fall. CBS Power Tools recommend you opt cordless tools to reduce the risk of trips or falls, also tidy as you go and stay organised.

Electrocutionelectrocution risk

Electrocution is often caused by frayed cords; CBS Power Tools recommend you check your tools for safety before using them. Don’t let the cables hang in water or liquids.

Lacerations
This can happen when people become over confident with machines and try to fix them while they are still turned on. Always ensure the power tool is turned off before attempting to fix it.

Eye injuries

1 in 5 serious eye injuries in the home are caused by Power Tools, usually down to bits flicking up. CBS Power Tools suggest that you always wear protective eye goggles, no matter how big or small the job in hand is.

Power tools make any project easier and faster-but they also present significant dangers. Still, with strong safety habits, you can significantly reduce your risk of injuries. Make sure you read the owner’s manual before using any tool-and only use it for the purpose it was intended for. Wear protective clothing and be sure your clothes are tight-fitting, with no loose hair or jewelry. Always keep safety features on when your tools come equipped with them-and keep your work area clear of clutter and damp. With these precautions, you’re much less likely to experience a serious injury.

cbs logoCBS Power Tools recommend Ryobi Tools for small DIY job around the house. As one of the world’s largest and most innovative power tool manufacturers, Ryobi Power Tools specializes in making pro-featured power tools truly affordable.

That’s why Ryobi is the brand of choice for millions of homeowners, woodworkers, hobbyists, craftspeople, and value-conscious contractors.

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This entry was published on April 20, 2013 at 9:00 am and is filed under Power Tools. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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