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By Carl Anderson
FAASTeam Safety Representative 

Four Steps To Master Safety Risk Management


November 1, 2021

Among my many tools is a 12-pound splitting maul (half sledgehammer/half axe). Many of my larger tools hang on the garage wall next to my car. Except for the splitting maul. Why is that?

I occasionally bump into one of the tools and it falls down. Usually, the worst thing that happens is it lands on floor or hits the car doing very little damage. If the splitting maul falls on the car, it's going to do serious damage. If, worse yet, it lands on something harder than the car (like my head), it might get broken!

The maul sits, with 99% of its potential energy already resting peacefully on t...

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