GSA’s Integrated Facilities Management and Industrial Products Solutions (IFMIPS) Acquisition Center and the Department of Defense/Industry Working Group ensure that a wide variety of Safety-Compliant, handheld ergonomic tools are available to military and civilian customers.
These tools, described in SAE Aerospace Standard AS6228, Safety Requirements for Procurement, Maintenance and Use of Handheld Powered Tools [a nongovernment website], allow for selection of quieter and lower vibration handheld power tools with optimal ergonomic features for the prevention of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) [PDF - 302 KB], hearing loss, and repetitive motion injuries. Tools developed to reduce vibration often have other desirable performance properties such as longer life spans, improved ergonomics and lower noise Levels. General Ergonomic Program Details can be found at the Naval Safety Center site or from your unit safety officer. Please see the program summary [PDF - 373 KB] for details.
How to Purchase
GSA Global Supply offers a number of vibration-controlled items [XLS - 37 KB] identified with National Stock Numbers (NSN). Orders can be placed with GSA for national stock numbered items in a variety of ways:
- Federal Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures (FEDSTRIP).
- Military Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP).
- Online via the GSA Global Supply™ or GSA Advantage!® web sites using the STRIP option. (See complete item details [XLS - 49 KB] for available NSNs).
Additional item details and descriptions can be found via Defense Logistics Agency online Federal Logistics Information Service resource PUBLOG. Assistance with placing an order is available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET by calling toll free 800-525-8027. Submitting a requisition to GSA Global Supply is fast, reliable and accurate. Customers can contact the GSA National Customer Service Center (NCSC) for prompt resolution of any problems.
GSA National Customer Service Center
Product Discrepancy Reports
Material Returns, Disposal Arrangements
800-488-3111/ DSN 465-1416
Visit GSA’s Acquisition Gateway and navigate to the “Tools and Hardware” acquisition hallway for comprehensive information regarding tools and hardware acquisition in general.