Carpentry (Framing or Finish)

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Wearing eye protection that meets the American National Institute standard (ANSI Z87) when using a power tool like the one in this picture can save your eye sight.

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Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping, and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, concrete formwork, and so forth. This type of job can expose worker to hazards such as the following:

  • Falling/flying debris or materials.
  • Falls (from any height).
  • Sprains and trains.
  • Unguarded openings.

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  • Electricity (damaged cords and electrical outlets).
  • Heat illness.
  • Moving mechanical parts.
  • Sharps objects (blades, knives, tools).
  • Slips and trips.

These hazards can result in serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards. It also provides resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

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