When working on heavy construction equipment, there are often situations when you have the need to strike a metal component of a machine with a hammer. Most hammers have hardened steel heads, and there is a hidden danger in striking two hardened metal surfaces together. This action can lead to sharp pieces of metal breaking out of the hammer or the struck piece of metal at very high velocity. This course will describe why this happens and what can be done to minimize the danger and protect yourself from injury.
Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices
Metal on Metal Safety - Copyright 2016. Run time: 9 minutes. Test time: 6 minutes. Total time: 15 minutes.
Metal on Metal Safety - Learning Objectives
- Describe the primary danger of metal on metal hammering
- Describe what is unique about hardened steel
- List alternative work methods to avoid metal on metal impact
- Describe safety guidelines for metal on metal work
- Identify the proper PPE for metal on metal hammering