The Power Tool Institute (PTI) has launched its newly revamped website, www.powertoolinstitute.com. The Institute’s new site is a user-friendly resource for power tool safety with simple navigation, online ordering of publications and easy-to-view videos.
The new PTI site features downloadable pdfs of PTI’s publications. 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 from the PTI site.
Other site features include four safety videos in both English and Spanish, which can be viewed immediately or can be ordered on one DVD (no charge); manufacturer members’ profiles with links to their websites; 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; power tool advisories; information about rechargeable battery recycling; a safety maintenance checklist; and more.