Posted by Tessa Morin at Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 - 02:02:40 AM in Power Tools
Although my terrace is covered, it is still outside, which means it’s more susceptible to the external elements. Firstly, I chose to do this project during the coldest and wettest time of the year. Needless to say I was a slave to weather conditions. It could be wonderful weather the first half of the day and terrible the next half or visa versa. I always had to be ready to act immediately depending on the weather condition. If you are an avid do it yourselfer, I you must do a project/job during these unfavorable conditions, try to find something to do inside or away from external elements. Based on my negative experiences, it’s not worth the hassle.
Power tools make it possible to do many tasks quickly and efficiently. As the name suggests, they use power or electricity to function and thus are not manual. It reduces the time taken for a task which is most of the times subject to manual intervention and errors. Power Tools are designed to work for you and make your job easier. When used properly, they help minimize errors and maximize safety. Some of the common Power tools used are Circular Saw, Grinding Wheel, Polisher, Circular Saw Blade, Hammer Drill and many more.
I have loved building sheds and homes and doing a variety of home improvements as well as many woodworking projects using both hand and performance power tools for years. I enjoy exploring how plans vary and adapt them for my needs. I like using my imagination as to how and what I can do to improve them. Imagine filling your own shed as a get-away for a workshop or dedicated hobby area with amazing power tools; that's what I am going to do next. Have fun with your imagination too!
Never use bent, broken, or warped blades or cutters. In addition, the work area should be well lit and clean. Instruction manuals must be followed when lubricating power tools and changing tool accessories. Strong footing and good balance should be maintained when using power tools, and non-slip footwear is recommended. Avoid loose clothing, ties, jewelry, or anything else that could potentially become caught in a power equipment moving parts. Long hair must be tied back. Individuals who use power tools are exposed to the inherent dangers of falling, flying, abrasive, and splashing objects, or to harmful dusts, fumes, mists, vapors or gases. Therefore, safety glasses or goggles with side shields must be worn to protect the eyes against these flying particles. Use a dust mask for dusty operations and hearing protection if you will be using the tool for an extended period of time. Power equipments should be stored when not in use so as to not cause accidental injury. Be sure to dispose of damaged power tools, or clearly label them as damaged.
Riverside (and the Inland Empire in general) is populated with many manufacturing facilities that are often prone to power tool accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes the high number of power equipment injuries that occur every year, and have therefore established regulations on power equipment operation and safety. These regulations fall under Section 5(a)(1) of the OSHA Act (also known as the General Duty Clause), published in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1926, Subpart I. This clause requires employers to provide a work environment that is free from the recognized hazards that would harm or kill an employee. In order to limit the chance of power tool injuries, these OSHA guidelines should be followed by any individual using power equipment, and not just those in the work place. If you have been injured while using a power tool, it is imperative that you contact an experienced injury lawyer to review your situation. A Riverside personal injury attorney will be able to determine if the power tool used has any design flaws that prevent it from being safe to use. Additionally, if you were injured in the workplace, an attorney would be able to investigate whether all of the OSHA safety guidelines were being followed.