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Our hands can be Lethal Weapons. Police cuff offenders hands. But we do many wonderful and useful things with our hands. We Work. We Play. We Eat. We Ask Important Questions WITH OUR HANDS. We Touch Our Children and Grand- Children. With our. Amazing. Wonderful. Hands.

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Police cuff offenders hands

Our hands can be Lethal Weapons

Police cuff offenders hands.



We work
We Work



Police cuff offenders hands

We

Eat


We ask important questions with our hands
We Ask Important QuestionsWITH OUR HANDS


We touch our children and grand children
We Touch Our ChildrenandGrand-Children


Police cuff offenders hands

With

our

Amazing

Wonderful

Hands


Young or old
Young or Old

BIG

or small

We Need

Our Hands


My hands are worth caring for are yours
My hands are worth caring for are yours?


Police cuff offenders hands
I Guess you figured out by now we are talking about HAND SAFETYDid you know your hand is your most important tool?


Typical injuries
Typical Injuries

  • Bruises

  • Cuts

  • Puncture wounds

  • Burns

  • Broken and/or severed fingers


Police cuff offenders hands
Fact

  • Over 16 million people suffer hand injuries each year.

  • Over a quarter of a million are serious & often disabling injuries.


Police cuff offenders hands

Fact

Failure to use guards, kill-switches, or to follow appropriate lock-out procedures are among the leading hand hazards.


Police cuff offenders hands
Fact

  • Men are 9 times more likely to receive a hand injury than women.

  • Most hand injuries could have been avoided with adequate PPE.

  • The most common type of hand injury is a crushing injury.


Police cuff offenders hands
Fact

Some 30,000 persons are injured annually using hammers.

Sledge hammer injury


Police cuff offenders hands
Fact

Some 25,000 people are injured using standard blade screwdrivers & crescent wrenches each year.


Common causes of hand injuries
Common Causes of Hand Injuries


He was using a knife to cut plastic pipe
He was using a knife to cut plastic pipe

Common Cause

Not

using

the right tool for the job.


Common cause
Common Cause

  • Not wearing PPE

    or not

    Wearing the right PPE.


Common cause1
Common Cause

Flash fire:

He was wearing cotton gloves which continued to burn after the flash fire was out

2nd and 3rd degree burns



Common cause2
Common Cause

  • Using faulty machinery or equipment.

He was using an unguarded grinder


Common cause3
Common Cause

  • Not using commonsense


Common cause4
Common Cause

  • Wearing jewelry or loose-fitting clothing around moving parts.

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Guidelines for hand safety
Guidelines for Hand Safety

  • Know the hazards of your surroundings.

  • Always use guards, shields & other protective devices when appropriate.

    NEVER BYPASS A GUARD


Guidelines
Guidelines

  • Always use the right tool for the job

  • Inspect equipment & machinery before & after tasks to make sure that it is in good operating condition.

  • Disconnect power & follow established lock-out procedures before repairing or cleaning machinery.


Guidelines1
Guidelines

  • Neverwear gloves, jewelry, or loose clothing when working with moving machine parts.

  • Always use the right PPE for the job.

  • When wearing gloves, make sure they fit & are rated for the specific task you are performing.


Not all gloves are created equal
NOT ALL GLOVES ARE CREATED EQUAL!

  • When using chemicals consult the MSDS or your supervisor for proper glove type.