Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Board: Florida Home Inspector Licensing Program

Credit Hours: 1.00

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Course Description

Florida CILB Course Approval Number: 0009008

Florida ECLB Course Approval Number: 0008173

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. The course includes a series of quizzes designed to test the contractors grasp of each subject presented.


This course contains at least one hour of Workplace Safety (WPS)





This 1 hour of instruction we will address the following topics:

    • Basic hazards and safety rules of power tools
    • Good practices for both hand and power tools
    • Abrasive wheels and tools precautions and practices
    • Machine guards and their proper use
    • Pneumatic tool precautions and practices
    • The safe use of liquid fuel tools
    • Facts regarding power actuated tools
    • The proper use and handling of jacks



Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able 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
    • Regognize the need to license an operator of power actuated tools
    • Conduct safe handling of jacks

Instructor Bio

Bonnie PrinseBonnie Prinse

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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