Top 6 Most Dangerous Power Tools/Household Appliances

It’s do-it-yourself summer project season and with it always comes injuries.

Look close at the list below and always be sure to read/save safety  instructions before using any of the tools listed here:

  1. Chain saw
  2. Nail gun
  3. Lawn mower
  4. Table saw
  5. Circular saw
  6. Ladder

This list follows a public safety statement we issued last week to manufacturers and consumers alike of powder-actuated tools namely nail guns, in an effort to increase awareness about the lack of safety designs on these types of tools. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 37,000 people visit the emergency room annually as a result of nail gun related injuries alone. 

What can you do to stay safe?

  • Read all warning labels related to the power tool that caution the user of improper use and potential consequences; file safety documents with tool information.
  • Be cautious in developing a false sense of security by taking online courses related to the tool’s operations. Most only provide generic recommendations offered by the manufacturer, but fail to elaborate on specific safety mechanisms of the tool itself.
  • Never attempt to remove safety switches/guards or install jumper wires to bypass the safety switch.

 

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