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Module 2 - Tools and Test Instruments

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Tools and Test Instruments


This module explains the basic precautions and safety tips while using tools and text instruments

Upon the completion of this module, you will understand how to:

1. Describe the major hazards from using worn or poorly maintained tools.
2. List some important tips for proper usage of hand tools.
3. Describe the precautionary measures for working with electric tools.
4. Describe the precautionary measures for working with extension cords.
5. Describe the necessary steps for effectively maintaining battery operated tools.
6. List the precautionary measures for working with pneumatic tools and gasoline-powered tools.
7. Explain how powder-actuated tools work.
8. List the safety precautions for powder-actuated tools.
9. Explain the steps technicians should take to maintain and work with test meters.

Topic 1: Hand Tools

* Topic Introduction and Objectives
* Possible Hazards from Damaged Tools
* Basic Hand Tool Reminders
* OSHA Hand Tools and Equipment Checklist
* Non-Sparking Tools
* Check-Point Question: Hand Tool Precautions
* Topic Summary

Topic 2: Power Tools

* Topic Introduction and Objectives
* Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
* Precautions When Working with Power Tools
* Tips for Working with Power Tools
* Power Tools and PPE
* Four Steps for Power Tool Safety
* Extension Cords
* OSHA Portable Tool and Equipment Checklist
* Cordless Tools
* Battery Maintenance for Cordless Tools
* Tools Guards
* Pneumatic Tools
* Gasoline-Powered Tools
* Check-Point Question: Hazard from Battery Operated Power Tools
* Check-Point Question: Features of Power Tools
* Topic Summary

Topic 3: Powder-Actuated Tools

* Topic Introduction and Objectives
* Operating Powder-Actuated Tools
* Safety Precautions for Powder-Actuated Tools
* OSHA Powder-Actuated Tool Checklist
* Check-point Question: Precautions for Powder-Actuated Tools
* Topic Summary

Topic 4: Test Meters

* Topic Introduction and Objectives
* Working with Test Meters
* Checking Test Equipment
* Test Meter Maintenance
* Safety Tips for Multimeters
* Check-Point Question: Features of Test Meters
* Topic Summary
* Assessment

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