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Appendix 43-5

Hand Tool Analysis Checklist

Is the employee trained in:

Are tools selected to avoid:

Are tools powered where necessary and feasible?

Are tools evenly balanced?

Are heavy tools counterbalanced?

Does the tool allow adequate visibility of the work?

Does the tool grip/handle prevent slipping during use?

Are tools equipped with handles :

Are different handle sizes available to fit a wide range of hand sizes?

Can the tool be used safely with gloves?

Can the tool be used by either hand?

Is there a Preventive Maintenance Program to keep tools operating as designed?

Have employees been trained in:


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