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Hands Down: Hand Safety Tips You Need to Know

December 21, 2015

Hands Down: Hand Safety Tips You Need to Know

Cuts, sprains, strains, fractures, burns, amputations—these are all injuries that can occur on hands.

How do you ensure that your workers protect their hands when performing their job duties? Do you encourage the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? How else do you promote hand safety on the job?

Because our hands are so important for work and for life, it’s important that your workers take the proper precautions to protect their hands from various hazards in the workplace.

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CCRT) offers these safety tips:

  • Always stay alert and focused on keeping your hands safe.
  • Keep guards on machinery and power tools in place.
  • Don’t put your hands or fingers near the moving parts of a power tool or equipment.
  • Identify safety features on tools and equipment before you use them, such as emergency off switches.
  • Keep hands and fingers away from sharp edges.
  • Wear gloves that fit your hand and are right for the work being performed.
  • Do not wear rings, other jewelry or lose articles of clothing that could get caught in a moving object.

Company: Seton

Source: http://www.seton.com/blog/2015/11/hands-down-hand-safety-tips-you-need-to-know



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