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Hand Safety. Presentation Template from SafetyShare.org. Hand Safety. Your hands are your most important tool More versatile than anything else in your toolbox However, they are the most fragile tool you have – and are irreplaceable. Hand Safety. Typical Hand Injuries: Bruises Cuts

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hand safety

Hand Safety

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Hand Safety
  • Your hands are your most important tool
  • More versatile than anything else in your toolbox
  • However, they are the most fragile tool you have – and are irreplaceable

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Hand Safety
  • Typical Hand Injuries:
    • Bruises
    • Cuts
    • Puncture Wounds
    • Burns
    • Broken and/or Severed Fingers

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Hand Safety
  • Why do we need to discuss hand safety?
    • Over 16 MILLION people suffer hand injuries each year
    • Over a QUARTER OF A MILLION are serious and often DISABLING injuries

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Hand Safety
  • Men are nine times more likely to receive a hand injury than women
  • Approximately 30,000 people are injured each year simply using a hammer
  • Approximately 25,000 people are injured each year using screwdrivers and crescent wrenches
  • The most common type of hand injury is a crushing injury.

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Hand Safety
  • Failure to use guards, kill-switches or follow the appropriate lock-out procedures are the leading cause of accidents resulting in hand injury
  • Most hand injuries can be avoided with adequate PPE

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Hand Safety
  • Common Causes of Hand Injury:
    • Not using the right tool for the job
    • Not wearing PPE, or wearing the wrong PPE
    • Flash fires
    • Using faulty equipment
    • Wearing jewelry or loose fitting clothing around moving parts
    • Not paying attention

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Hand Safety
  • Guidelines for Hand Safety:
    • Know the hazards of your surroundings
    • Always use guards, shields and other protective devices
    • Never bypass a guard
    • Always use the right tool for the job
    • Inspect equipment and machinery before and after tasks to ensure proper working condition
    • Disconnect power and follow established lockout procedures before cleaning or repairing any machinery

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Hand Safety
  • Guidelines for Hand Safety:
    • Never wear 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 properly and are rated for the specific task you are performing
    • When using chemicals, consult the MSDS or your supervisor for the proper glove type

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