I am a clerk in a retail garden center. Recently, my employer asked me to use a handheld circular saw to break down some wooden shipping pallets. I've never used one of these saws before. Is my employer required to do something so that I don't hurt myself when I use it?
Yes, your employer must:
Examples of PPE required for using a circular saw include goggles or safety glasses with side-shields to protect your eyes and appropriate gloves if the wood you are handling is rough or has nails or splinters.
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