Whether you work in an office, lab, in the field as a machine operator, or a welder it comes as no surprise that your hands are the most common ‘tool’ you use. Over 300,000 workers suffer serious and often disabling injuries each year to their hands. By taking time prior to the beginning of a task, recognizing hazards to your hands, following procedures and as a last measure ensure you are wearing the appropriate PPE, you can save your hands from injury and yourself from unnecessary pain and suffering.
Common causes of hand injuries; the use of machinery without proper guards or guards not properly placed, taking short cuts, or not familiarizing yourself with procedures prior to tackling a task, placing your hands into blind spots, and not recognizing pinch points can produce crippling hand injuries.
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