B. LOOK AT YOUR WORK SPACE

Now look at your work space. Awkward postures may cause you to use more force. Select a tool that can be used within the space available. For example, if you work in a cramped area and high force is required, select a tool that is held with a power grip. A pinch grip will produce much less power than a power grip. Exerting force with a pinch grip means you will work harder to get the job done.

Handtools
pinch Grip
---> Handtools
power Grip

If you work in a cramped space, you may not be able to use a long-handle tool. Use of a long-handle tool may cause awkward postures or harmful contact pressure on your hand as you use more force. Instead, use a tool that fits within the work space. A short-handle tool can help you reach your target directly as you keep your wrist straight.

Handtools
long-handle tool
---> Handtools
short-handle tool

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