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  • Reduce Hand Tool Injuries in Your Facility

    OSHA addresses hand tool hazards in the workplace under 29 CFR 1910, Subpart P — and for good reason. There is a common misconception that hand tools rarely lead to serious workplace injuries, which is false. Just consider statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reveal that cuts, lacerations and puncture wounds — all injuries commonly associated with hand tool use — accounted for 14,960 of the lost work-time cases in manufacturing during 2017.