Hand Safety and Injury Prevention







Many people believe hand injuries comes from a lack of personal protective gear, however, statistics show that the most common hand injuries come from human error. This does not mean that we as humans are not competent enough to protect ourselves. However, it is something that we should pay more attention to.

With distractions happening at every corner, it's easy for many workers to become susceptible to human errors. Common hand injuries that handle at the workplace include bruises, pinches, lacerations, abrasions, strains, amputations, dislocations, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Raynaud’s Disease. The non-dominant hand is the most vulnerable to injury. Yikes!

ACCORDING TO VIVID LEARNING SYSTEMS HERE ARE HAZARDS THAT YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO:

HAZARDS

Pinch Points

Pinch points are places found between two objects, such as a machine with two continuously moving parts, where hands can get caught.

Rotating Parts

Many machines use rotating motions. Machinery of this type include clutches, spindles and fans. Hand injuries incurred from such machinery are often the result of loose-fitting gloves, which can accidentally feed into the machinery, taking a worker’s hand with it.

Automation