Handtool Safety

  • Use the proper tool for the job.
  • Make sure tools with an edge are sharp.
  • Carry next to the body by the handle, near the head of the tool.
  • Do not carry over the shoulder.
  • Carry handtools on the downhill side when walking across slopes.
  • Keep safe distances among personnel using handtools.

E-1010 Oklahoma Prescribed Burning Handbook - Handtool SafetyDo not carry handtools over the shoulder and always keep a safe distance between personnel using them.