Pneumatic tools are powered by compressed air. Common air-powered hand tools include jack hammers, chipping hammers, wrenches, grinders, and nail guns. Some of these tools shoot or create projectiles which can cause bodily injury. Additionally, pneumatic tools produce ear-damaging noise and release atomized oil and water vapor into the air. This module describes pneumatic tools hazards and how to deal with them.
Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices
Pneumatic Tool Safety - Copyright 2015. Run time: 9 minutes. Test time: 6 minutes. Total time: 15 minutes.
Pneumatic Tool Safety - Learning Objectives
- Define a "pneumatic tool"
- List examples of pneumatic tool applications, and explain the advantages of pneumatic tools
- Identify and describe safety hazards and precautions associated with the use of pneumatic tools
- Identify and describe safety hazards and precautions associated with compressed air