August 11, 2009—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 new site is user friendly, with simple navigation and easy online 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.
 
Other new site features include:
  • Manufacturer members’ profiles with links to their Web sites
  • 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
  • Safety maintenance checklist
 
About the Power Tool Institute
The Power Tool Institute (PTI) has established itself as the preeminent organization for building global understanding of power tools and for maintaining high standards of safety in the industry. Its members represent market-leading brands in the areas of portable and stationary power tools. Founded in 1968, PTI’s primary objectives are to promote the common business interests of the power tool industry; to represent the industry before government; to educate the public as to the usefulness and importance of power tools; to encourage high standards of safety in the manufacture of power tools; and to prepare and distribute information about safe use of power tools. Contact the Power Tool Institute at 1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2851. Phone: 216-241-7333. Fax: 216-241-0105. pti@powertoolinstitute.com.

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