Air Impact Wrench

Hazards Identified:
Eye, face, hand and foot injuries

Hazard-Specific Personal Protective Equipment:
Safety glasses with side shields, CSA Grade I foot protection

Hazard-Specific Training:
Training under the supervision of a competent person

Safe Work Practice:

Before operating your air tool, read the following instructions:

Always operate, inspect and maintain this took in accordance with the American National Standards Institute for Portable Air Tools (ANSI B 186.1) and any other applicable safety codes.

Never operate this tool over 90 psi (6.2-bar/620 kPa) air pressure at the tool.

Always wear safety glasses when operating this tool.

Always turn off the air supply before installing, removing, or adjusting any accessory on this tool, or before performing any maintenance on this tool. Failure to do so could result in injury.

Use only impact wrench sockets and accessories on this tool. Do not use hand sockets and accessories.

Don’t force tool beyond its rated capacity.

Do not carry the tool by the hose. Protect the hose from sharp objects and heat.

Keep body-working stance balanced and firms. Do not overreach when operating the tool.

Place the tool on the work before starting the tool. Do not point or indulge in any horseplay with this tool.

Keep the tool in efficient operating condition.

Regulations, Standards and References
Occupational Safety General Regulations

Goals of the FSSNS

  • Save lives and reduce injuries.
  • Reduce all costs associated with work place accidents.
  • Improve profits.
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory bodies.
  • Manage and establish ownership of industry managed loss control programs.
  • Reduce Workers' Compensation rates.
The Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia is registered under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. It is a separate entity, having a Memorandum of Association and By-Laws. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, representing all sectors of the forest industry.