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Hand Protection

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Hand Protection ST
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Hands are one of the most injured part of the body in the workplace. Many of these hand injuries are preventable. By identifying hazards and developing safety measures, you will be able to help reduce and or eliminate hand injuries in the workplace.

Injury Prevention

In the workplace, your hands are exposed to many hazards that can cause harm. Sharp

objects, extreme temperatures, dangerous chemicals and moving machinery can all cause

harm to hands.

Hand injuries can be immediate like cuts, punctures and burns or may happen over time, like

Raynaud’s Syndrome (white finger) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Your hands are superbly designed tools of amazing strength and dexterity. They can pinch,

grasp, twist, lift, hold and manipulate while doing a wide variety of other specific tasks.

Without your fingers or hands your ability to work would be greatly reduced.

Think about how you can perform the task before you start the job, are you likely to be

injured? Are you controlling all hazards.

Common Risks

Common risks that can cause hand injuries include:

• Chemical Exposure

• Biological Hazards

• Cut / Puncture Hazards

• Electrical Hazards

• Vibration Hazards

• Thermal Hazards

• Material Handling

• Repeated actions / Typing