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Safety, Environmental Concerns When Specifying Power Tools

Many of the questions managers have for power tools manufacturers focus on safety and  training.

“We do safety seminars, and they familiarize each guy with the tools, using an array of 10-12 tools, walking them through each tool, with the safety lock off, showing how it operates,” Smith says. “Different tools might have a different type of trigger. The forward/reverse might be in a different location. Once you walk them through that, they don’t forget.”

Manufacturers also hear questions about environmental concerns.

“Dust collection options for drilling is a big one,” Feldner says. “That’s one of the bigger things you hear on the environmental side of things — making sure you have the right vacuums ready if you have older facilities and you have to work with things like lead.”

posted on 12/17/2014

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