Hand and Portable Powered Tools

General Requirements
Every year, many workers are seriously injured using small power tools. Consequently, OSHA has issued numerous regulations addressing specific safety issues. These are addressed below.

OSHA CFR 1910 Sub Part P, 241-244
OSHA CFR 1926.951

Keys to Compliance for Supervisors

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are lawn mowers and other Groundskeeping equipment covered by these regulations?
A. Yes, 1910.243 levies many design and operational requirements on mowers and other similar equipment.

Q. Do these regulations cover stationary machinery such as lathes, grinders, milling machines?
A. No, the requirements for stationary machines can be found in CFR 1910.212-217.

Q. Where else can I find safety information for a specific tool or piece of equipment?
A. The owner / user’s manual provides this information, and should be kept with or near the tool.