Carpentry Safety

SKU: RVI-11466Duration: 20 Minutes

In this course, you will be introduced to a number of hazards and risks associated with performing basic carpentry tasks. Carpentry involves the use of hand and power tools, and equipment, to complete repairs on items such as cabinets, windows, flooring, and other parts of a building structure. You should never put yourself in harms way by trying to perform a task that is unsafe or you feel you have not been properly trained or lack the correct tool. Performing carpentry repair activities is rewarding but does present certain risks due to the use of hand and power tools, electricity, working at heights, lifting or moving material, and exposure to harmful chemicals. The goal of this lesson is to provide recommended safe work practices to avoid injury and illness.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 20 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • State the purpose of a safe work permit
  • Define ergonomics
  • Identify situations in which a hot work permit may be required
  • Specify the frequency in which fire watch rounds should be conducted
  • Discuss the proper protocol for the storage of materials that are moderately or highly prone to self-heating and spontaneous combustion
  • Define PASS
  • Select the appropriate steps to take when lifting heavy material

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

Why is it important to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protects the worker from injury and illness during carpentry activities.

When should PPE be used?
PPE should be used when performing tasks where injury can result from one or more of the following: cuts, punctures, pinches, flying objects, burns, and inhalation of airborne contaminants.

What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the study, science, and application of designing and fitting the work environment to the needs of the worker.

What should a safe work permit contain?
A safe work permit should contain the authority, scope, controls, training, and a contingency.

How is a fire extinguisher rated?
A fire extinguisher is rated based on the type of fire it can extinguish.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Using proper lifting technique reduces the amount of strain on the back. Follow these steps to avoid injuries when lifting and handling materials: 1. Plan your lift in advance. Remember to divide large loads into smaller loads and to get help before lifting large, heavy, or awkward loads. Also, consider the load's destination. 2. Stand close to the object you're lifting to avoid reaching and overextending. 3. Plant both feet firmly and stop moving to establish your balance. 4. Bend your knees and keep your back straight. 5. Use both hands and grasp the load. 6. Lift the load slowly and gently using your legs until you are standing straight. 7. Hold the load near your body and below your line of vision. 8. Keep your stomach muscles tight and back straight while carrying the load. 9. Walk slowly and take small steps. 10. Keep your eyes on where you're going and look for any new hazards. 11. If you must turn, take small steps with your feet to avoid twisting. 12. To lower the load, keep your back straight and your stomach muscles tight, then slowly bend your knees, placing the load at its final destination.
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