TOOL HABITS Continued
KEEP YOUR TOOL SET COMPLETE. If you are issued
a tool box, each tool should be placed in it when not on
use. If possible, the box should be locked and stored in
a designated area. Keep an inventory list in the box and
check it after every job. This will help you keep track of
KEEP YOUR TOOLS IN EASY REACH-WHERE THEY
CAN'T FALL ON THE FLOOR OR ON MACHINERY.
Do not place tools above machinery or electrical
apparatuses. If tools fall into running machinery they will
cause serious damage.
KEEP YOUR TOOLS IN GOOD CONDITION. Keep
them free of rust, nicks, burrs, and breaks.
Return broken tools to your section
Notify your supervisor of broken or
screwdriver might slip and spoil the
screw slot or cause painful injury to
the user. A gage strained out of
shape will result in
EACH TOOL ONLY ON THE JOB IT
WAS DESIGNED FOR. If you use the
wrong tool to make an adjustment,
you will likely have an unsatisfactory
result. For example, if you use a
socket wrench that is too big, you
will round of the corners of the
wrench or nut. If this rounded
equipment may be endangered in an
REMEMBER, a workers efficiency is often a result of the
condition of the tool being used. Workers are often
judged by how they handle and care for their tools. You
should care for hand tools the same way you care for
personal property. Always keep hand tools clean --free
from dirt, grease, and foreign matter. After use, return
tools promptly to their proper places in the tool box.
Improve your own efficiency by organizing your tools so
that those used most frequently can be reached easily
without sorting through the entire contents of the box.
Avoid accumulating unnecessary items.
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