On an everyday basis, those who work in the skilled trades and construction sectors use tools that help us be more productive and efficient. The value of tools on a worksite is indisputable, however, the safety hazards that they can present are substantial. Check out my list of some of the most dangerous tools:
Without proper training and operating techniques, chainsaws can be particularly dangerous to use. The risk of kickback and subsequent injury is high.
Experts suggest that table saws account for approximately 67,000 recorded injuries annually.
Injuries involving nail guns occur on a frequent basis: OSHA reports that 2/5 residential carpenter apprentices experienced a nail injury over a 4-year period.
Incidents involving angle grinders typically occur due to lacerations from attachments that break and become projectiles.
Utility knives are particularly useful hand tools; however, misuse can result in serious lacerations and injuries.
Much like chainsaws, one of the most significant safety hazards associated with using a circular saw is the potential for kickback.
Forbes reports that injuries from power drills result in an annual average of 5,800 people visiting emergency rooms.
Do you agree with my list? Is there something I missed?