General tool use safety

Personal safety equipment:

When working or around others working, wear proper safety eye protection that have unobscured visibility and are well maintained. Such as goggles or face shields. Also wear protective clothing and aprons.

Below are general safety guidelines that should be followed. Ultimately safe working practices are the responsibility of you.


Only use the hammers for the purpose intended.  Do select the type and size of hammer that suits the work to be carried out.

Do not use the hammers as a lever, or pry bar or striking with the lateral surfaces (hammer cheeks) that may damage the unhardened hammer eye and compromise the secure fit of the shaft. Only use the working surfaces of the hammer. as intended.

Before and during work, check that the handle is not broken or cracked. Check the hammer head is securely attached to the hammer shaft. If so do not use until the damage is repaired or replaced. The new handle should have a proper fitted handle as soon as possible.

Never strike two hammers together and never strike steel hammers on work pieces that are harder than 46 HRC – for such purposes, use a suitable soft-face hammer. Avoid bouncing strikes. Do not use any hammer that has a burr on the face or edge.

Remember striking metal objects together of the same hardness can result in breakage and cause flying shrapnel that can result in severe personal injury or injury to others.

Do not store hammers with wooden shafts in environments that are too warm, too dry or too moist. As a natural product, wood loses its moisture and shrinks or swells, which damages the fibers. Both can compromise the fit of the shaft. resulting in the head coming off during use or handle breakage.

In areas where there is a risk of explosion from things like gas vapors or stored chemicals. Use only hammers with the corresponding approval.



Inspect tongs before and during use.

Avoid leaving tongs in the fire. Although the tongs may look safe to use. The radiant heat can travel the length of the reigns and cause severe burns when touched.

Do properly store tongs in a safe manner. Leaving tongs on the ground can cause a tripping hazard.

Use the right tong for the job. Each tong has a best use design. Although many tongs can be used in different applications there is most likely a best use for each specific tong. Take the time to learn what tongs hold your work best and use that tong. Otherwise joint failure or loss of the work object can result in personal injury. 

Do not use tong for purpose not intended. Using tongs as pry tools can weaken the rivet joints and cause a misalignment of the jaws.

Personal safety equipment and tool use methods are critical for preventing accidents and injuries in any industry. Workers who use dangerous tools or work with hazardous materials are particularly vulnerable to injury, and proper safety measures must be followed to minimize the risk. Using the right safety equipment and following proper use methods is essential for protecting workers and maintaining a safe and productive workplace. Personal protective equipment, or PPE, can include items such as gloves, goggles, hard hats, and ear protection. Workers must also be trained on the proper use of tools to prevent accidents and injuries. It is essential to follow established protocols and procedures for handling tools and equipment to prevent injuries. Workers must receive adequate training in proper use and maintenance of tools, as well as the correct use of PPE. At our company, we are committed to providing high-quality personal safety equipment and tools to help workers stay safe and productive. We offer a wide range of products designed to meet the demands of various industries, and we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and support. Whether you are working with heavy machinery, hazardous materials, or complex tools, we have everything you need to ensure your safety on the job. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how we can help keep you safe. Always use common sense. If it doesn't feel right stop and think. This will ensure many years of long tool life and enjoyment in your shop.