Power Tool Safety Tips
In the hands of a responsible, knowledgeable person, power tools can make do-it-yourself tasks easy, fun, and cheap. You can build bookshelves, rotate tires, and perform many other chores that you would normally have to pay a mechanic to perform. However, power tools can be dangerous when they contain hidden product defects.
No matter how safety-conscious you may be when utilizing your power tools, product flaws can cause them to malfunction and injure you and those around you. If you or someone you know had been injured by a defective product such as a power tool, you should consult a Danville product liability attorney from Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343 for help.
Ways to Prevent Injury
As the name implies, power tools are very powerful items that can wreak havoc if mishandled. To help protect yourself, there are a few things that you can do to increase safety, such as:
- Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and closed-toe shoes
- Utilize ear mufflers and shatterproof glasses to protect your senses
- Work only in well-lit, clean areas
- Keep good care of your power tools; check for rust and damage spots regularly
Additionally, it is a good idea to always let someone know when you’ll be working with power tools, and when you should be finished. This way, if you are injured and cannot get to a phone, someone will notice that you are missing and will come look for you.
Sadly, even the most conscientious person cannot prevent injuries from product malfunctions. For more information regarding the legal aspects of product liability, contact a Danville product liability lawyer from Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today.