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Hand Safety in the Workplace

Hand Safety in the Workplace

Human hands are versatile and amazing tools. It’s easy to take them for granted, and that can be a dangerous attitude in the workplace. Today’s blog looks at hand safety and how you can help keep them injury-free on the job.

Given how much we use our hands to do all our tasks, it’s not surprising that hand injuries are common at work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded over 137,000 hand injuries in 2014 that involved days away from work, with a median loss of five days off the job.

Injuries related to the hand can be classified into four categories:

The best way to stay injury-free is to eliminate risk factors by utilizing engineering controls, personal protective equipment, and safe work practices:

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Stay safe out there!

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