Hand Safety*

Hand Injuries & Their Causes

  • Learn about common types of hand injuries and the activities and circumstances that can cause them
  • Cuts & lacerations
  • Contact with equipment
  • Burns
  • Chemical related injuries
  • Musculoskeletal disorders, or MSDs

Engineering Controls & PPE

  • Learn how engineering controls and PPE can protect you from injuries.
  • Proper use and inspection of guards and controls
  • Types of gloves and their uses
  • How to remove contaminated gloves
  • When not to wear gloves

Safe Work Practices

  • Learn what steps you can take to prevent hand injuries
  • Inspection and proper use of tools
  • How to safely use cutting devices
  • Procedures for cleaning and unjamming machinery
  • Good housekeeping practices

First Aid Procedures

  • Learn what to do if a hand injury occurs including:
  • How to determine what procedures to follow
  • The importance of universal precautions
  • Reporting injuries
  • What to do when a major injury occurs
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