The Power Tool Institute (PTI) now offers downloadable PDFs of its major publications on its recently revised Web site at www.powertoolinstitute.com. Safety Is Specific, available in both English and Spanish, is PTI’s compilation of rules and safe practices for power tools. A Teacher’s Reference Guide to Power Tool Safety is PTI’s 24-page brochure featuring lesson plans, student activities, quizzes, support materials, and references to additional information on each power tool category in Safety Is Specific. All publications are available in hard copy and may be ordered at no charge on the PTI site.
The site is user friendly, with simple navigation and easy on-line ordering of publications. Four safety videos are available in both English and Spanish, which can be viewed immediately or ordered on one DVD at no charge.
The site’s other new features include a glossary of common power-tool terms; PTI voluntary procedures, including the PTI procedure for determining power tool horsepower; and the PTI lab test procedure for determining stated relative torque measurement for corded and cordless drills, drill/drivers, and screwdrivers; and a safety maintenance checklist.