Tips and Considerations Applicability. This Hand and Portable Power Tools Plan (Plan) applies to any employer in general industry and construction workplaces where its employees use hand and portable power tools. The Plan may be used to comply with the following federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) workplace safety and health rules:
29 CFR 1910.241 to 1910.244
29 CFR 1910.335(a)(2) (requires employees working near exposed conductors or circuit parts to use insulated tools or handling equipment)
29 CFR 1926.300 to 1926.307 (only the sections that cover hand-held or portable tools)
There are no federal OSHA requirements to have a formal written hand and portable power tool safety plan. However, OSHA rules state that each employer is responsible for the safe condition of portable power tools and other hand-held equipment used by employees, including tools and equipment furnished by employees. This Plan may be used to document compliance with these OSHA rules.