Presentation on theme: "Hand tools injury prevention"— Presentation transcript:
1 Hand tools injury prevention 3/25/2017Hand tools injury preventionCover page.Brief introduction as to what is hand tool injuries and how it will benefit us all to understand the basic concepts of hand tool awareness.
2 What do the following pictures have in common? 3/25/2017They all involved hand tools, BUT the right procedures or best work methods were not always followedThis slide will run automatically when slide is clicked onto this one is an attention grabber and shock tactics do work extremely well.When the main text is showing click on the space bar to start the injuries sequence.This slide needs to be linked to the finger injuries campaign run last year.it is important to explain to the crews that most tool injuries are to hands and fingers (this is why they are called HAND tools)Please be sure to warn them that there are some graphic pictures on this slideRESULTING INTHIS!THIS!OR EVEN THIS!
3 Hand tool injury prevention 3/25/2017Some real life accident causesUsing the wrong sized spanners for the job.Attempting to lift too heavy weightUsing a spanner or wrench as a hammer.Handling round objects leading to pinching, crushingHammering on ring spanners.Over reaching to do a job and the spanner slipping.Flying objects from tools in bad condition.Tools falling from heights.And many many more !This slide can be related to some of the other SDS campaigns when reading through.Over reaching is from the SIPP modules (most rigs should be reasonably compliant now)Tools falling is from the Falls and falling objectsUsing wrenches as hammers is in the finger injuryExplain the flying objects such as tong die pieces, scurf from brass hammers etc.
4 What is a hand tool injury prevention campaign? 3/25/2017What is a hand tool injury prevention campaign?A program to reduce incidents, including injuries related to working with our hands by:Improving our attitude and thus behaviorImproving our awarenessImportant to give good clear descriptionsImproving attitude towards tool care and maintenance not throwing them on the ground making sure they are kept in good condition etc.improved awareness as to what things can happen when using hand tools, real life instances can be usedReducing incidents by running awareness programs to highlight potential problemsTo better understand how important tools are and the associated risks involved with using themUnderstanding tool safety
5 Any portable piece of equipment to assist our hands What are hand tools?3/25/2017Definition:An extension for our arms and handsEquipment designed to do the tasks our fingers cannotSomething to make tasks easier and more efficientSomething designed to speed up operationsThis slide is done in 4 second gaps so sufficient time can be given to read each line before the next one appears.If required more detail can be gone into when all the lines are visible. It should be fairly explanatory.Any portable piece of equipment to assist our handsSomething we would all be lost without if we did not have them!
6 THE STOP OBSERVATION CYCLE 3/25/2017THE STOP OBSERVATION CYCLESTOP…for SafetyDECIDEREPORTSTOPACTHere we see the stop cycle this is a good time to remind all that most of the tasks we do daily should be linked to the stop system as it is a good tool to highlight potential risk areas.OBSERVEUsing the STOP system lets go on a STOP tour
7 If you saw practices like these, what would you do? 3/25/2017Some real life picturesNow look and discuss the procedures for the following pictures.Give additional ideas to make them correctSTOP…for SafetyPINCH POINTPinch pointThe first slide is a man using a punch, the incorrect and better pictures will be displayed. Look at the incorrect picture and get class feed back as to the hazards.When this is complete click the mouse and the next slide will appear. There is a total of 4 slides to look at give some emphasis to the man using the drill as he already has a sticky plaster on his finger from doing it wrong before.When all the 4 slides are finished, click mouse-space-or direction arrow to get the bottom line come up. Get crew to give you the answer (by using the stop system).then click on mouse again and the stop sign emphasis on the stop system needs to be given here. Some slides have additional pointers with regard to pinch points and tool direction arrows the better slides are not perfect as you can see more hazards in the back ground this could also be pointed out as an exercise by getting crews to give the correct practice.incorrectBetterIf you saw practices like these, what would you do?
8 Hand tools injury prevention 3/25/2017Hand tools injury preventionSo how can we make sure our hand tools are kept in thebest possible condition?Visually checking before use.Using them for their intended purpose.Having the correct tools before starting a task.Cleaning them before and after use.Storing them in the correct container or rack.Discontinue using worn out hand tools. Replace them.The first slide is a man using a punch, the incorrect and better pictures will be displayed. Look at the incorrect picture and get class feed back as to the hazards.When this is complete click the mouse and the next slide will appear. There is a total of 4 slides to look at give some emphasis to the man using the drill as he already has a sticky plaster on his finger from doing it wrong before.When all the 4 slides are finished, click mouse-space-or direction arrow to get the bottom line come up. Get crew to give you the answer (by using the stop system).then click on mouse again and the stop sign emphasis on the stop system needs to be given here. Some slides have additional pointers with regard to pinch points and tool direction arrows the better slides are not perfect as you can see more hazards in the back ground this could also be pointed out as an exercise in the surrounding area.
9 Hand tools injury prevention 3/25/2017Hand tools injury preventionExamples of Visual inspectionRing spanners and open ended spanners.Check to ensure that no wear or distortion is visible inspanner head and that spanner is a good fit on the boltsUsed, the spanner shaft should be straight.Pipe wrenches.Check jaws are in good condition with the teeth sharpand not worn, worm gear should be a good fit with nocracks or visible defects.Quick basic guide to tool inspection this is only an example but could be made into an LPT project to make a tools checklist.Explain that this is only an example and should be looked at more closely by the crews at the weekly safety meeting.
10 Hand tools injury prevention 3/25/2017Hand tools injury preventionExamples of Visual inspectionHammers.Handles are not cracked or split and the head is securelyattached. Make sure the handle is a sufficient length andthe head has no cracks or pieces missing.Chisels.Make sure that the chisel head has not been damagedand is not mushroomed. The chisel blade is sharp and novisible defects are seen with no pieces missing.Same as previous slide
11 Hand tool injury prevention 3/25/2017Hand tool injury preventionSome real examplesPinch pointIncorrect useCorrect use(Nice one this) when you click onto the slide the pictures will automatically appear with the text following.Show the top left picture and show the hand position on the hammer this will show you the pinch point that is obvious to all, explain that this was a real LTI on an SDS rig, when the class understands then click mouse to get the actual picture of what injury was sustained. This is the actual picture from the injury.A high proportion of the finger and hand injuries sustained are from the wrong use of hammers.The picture on the left resulted in an LTI.
12 Hand tool injury prevention 3/25/2017Air operated power toolsDrills, buffers, grinders, needle guns.Air line conditionsHose connectionsSafety pins / whip checksSafety release mechanismCorrect equipmentThis is a basic read through to highlight the basic understanding on power tools, major points to explain are the air hose connections and securing, electric cable connections.
13 Hand tool injury prevention 3/25/2017Hand tool injury preventionElectrically operated power toolsAdditional hazards involved could cause electric shocks and even deathCable inspectionLock out switchesCarrying toolsAutomatic shut downsPower supplies1.Cable inspections for all leads used, no bare or exposed wires, plugs are secure etc2. Drills and equipment usually come with a lock out for the trigger, if the tools have these they should not be used, explain why (unable to shut off power to the tool if electric shock occurs.3.never carry tools by the cable,always use the box it comes with or hold the tool by its body.Instances for dead man can be the foot control on grinders and drillsnever use electrical power tools near or around water always ensure that the correct power supply is used as per the tools specification.
14 Hand tool injury prevention 3/25/2017Power tools some examplesImpact wrenchesAir buffersGrindersRememberall these pictures will appear 1 after the other with the text arriving with each picture, these are only a few examples but give a small description for each one use any other examples after.When pictures have been discussed press the space bar and the following text will become visibleAll these tools have the potential to cause serious injury or even death. Learn how they work be safe!Electrica saws
15 Summary Pre Planning Correct tools Tool conditions Tools at height 3/25/2017SummaryPre PlanningCorrect toolsTool conditionsTools at heightPinch pointsThis is the summary page, give a few pointers as to how we can improve on the above points1.ensure that all tools are ready before starting on a task,2.correct tools should be used if it requires a hammer use a hammer, point out that homemade tools are not allowed3. Tools need to be checked and used if in good condition if they are worn or bent or just generally in unsafe condition do not use4.if working on the top drive or anywhere height is encountered make sure tools are sufficiently tied off5. Always be aware of the possible pinch points that are in the area of work6. Highlight the importance of using the stop check system to make the task safer, when doing the stop check find the possible hazards at that particular task siteSTOP
16 DO NO BECOME THESE PICTURES! 3/25/2017RememberThis is the final slide and should be read through with some conviction especially emphasizing the stop sectionAlways remember that without hand tools we cannot perform the tasks we do BUT tools can be dangerous so beware!Ask the questionhow many times have you used tools and pinched your fingers at work or at home?.DO NO BECOME THESE PICTURES!
23 3/25/2017Final NoteWith a little time and consideration we have the ability to reduce or eliminate a high proportion of these injuries,Hand tools have been designed with a special purpose, use these tools as they have been designed, if the job requires a specific tool use that tool do not improvise.If you see someone doing it wrong STOP the job and explain why a few minutes now saves a long time to heal laterThis is the final slide and should be read through with some conviction especially emphasizing the stop sectionAlways remember that without hand tools we cannot perform the tasks we do BUT tools can be dangerous so beware!Ask the questionhow many times have you used tools and pinched your fingers at work or at home?.