#25 Portable Power Tools

  • Are grinders, saws, and similar equipment provided with appropriate safety guards?

 

  • Are power tools used with the correct shield, guard or attachment recommended by the manufacturer?

 

  • Are portable circular saws equipped with guards above and below the base shoe?

 

  • Are circular saw guards checked to assure they are not wedged up, thus leaving the lower portion of the blade unguarded?

 

  • Are rotating or moving parts of equipment guarded to prevent physical contact?

 

  • Are all cord-connected, electrically-operated tools and equipment effectively grounded or of the approved double insulated type?

 

  • Are effective guards in place over belts, pulleys, chains, sprockets, on equipment such as concrete mixers, air compressors, and the like?

 

  • Are portable fans provided with full guards or screens having openings ½ inch or less?

 

  • Is hoisting equipment available and used for lifting heavy objects, and are hoist ratings and characteristics appropriate for the task?

 

  • Are ground-fault circuit interrupters provided on all temporary electrical 15 and 20 ampere circuits, used during periods of construction?

 

  • Are pneumatic and hydraulic hoses on power-operated tools checked regularly for deterioration or damage?