Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: SRA0034

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Course Description

Oregon CCB Series A Course Approval Number: SRA0034

This interactive distance-learning course is designed to emphasize hazard identification, avoidance and control - not standards, in an effort to train workers on safety issues surrounding the use of hand and power tools. No attempt has been made to treat the topic exhaustively and it is not to be taken as a substitute for any of the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 or for any standards issued by the US Department of Labor.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will have a better understanding of how to:

  • Protect themselves (and others) against injury from hand and power tools
  • Understand the safe handling of abrasive wheels and tools on the job
  • Conduct proper operation and maintenance of machine guards
  • Recognize the hazards and safe operation of pneumatic tools
  • Use special precautions for use of liquid fuel tools
  • Discuss the need to license an operator of power actuated tools
  • Explain the safe handling of jacks

Instructor Bio

Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”

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