April 2020

Safety Tip: April

Hand Protection – Handle with Care

Next to our eyes, our hands are probably the most important part of our body when it comes to doing our work. 

Here are the most common types of hand injuries: 

Traumatic injuries often occur from careless use of machinery or tools. Hands and fingers get caught, pinched or crushed in chains, wheels, rollers, or gears. Hands are punctured, torn or cut by spiked or jagged tools and edges that shear or chop. 

Use shields, guards, gloves, or safety locks; handle knives or tools with care; keep hands, jewelry and clothing away from moving parts. 

Contact injuries result from contact with solvents,
acids, cleaning solutions, flammable liquids and other substances that can cause burns or injure tissue. Read the product labels, use the right glove or barrier cream, and wash hands frequently. Contact with solvents, acids, cleaning solutions, flammable liquids and other substances can cause burns or injure tissue. 

Read the product labels, use the right glove or barrier cream, and wash hands frequently. 

Repetitive motion injuries happen when tasks require repeated, rapid hand movements for long periods of time. Manufacturing, assembling, or computer work may lead to these injuries. 

Change your grip, hand position, or motion. If possible, rotate tasks to give your hands a rest. 

PAY ATTENTION TO HAND PLACEMENT AND USE CAUTION! 

 

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