Hand injury prevention techniques are essential in high-risk workplaces. It’s paramount that your workers take extra care of their bodies when working with dangerous tools. According to a 2012 hand injury prevention training PPT by Telcom Insurance Group, 75 percent of U.S. industrial injuries that cause partial disability involve hands. In addition, over 16 million Americans seek medical care for hand injuries annually. Not only that, but every 32 seconds there’s a hand injury at work. Those are worrying statistics.
A hazard control plan, or HCP, is a set of standard operating procedures that help identify, monitor, and mitigate risks within high-risk environments. When properly implemented, the plan evolves with the work environment, helping to identify new hazards, to quantify risks, and to capture risk mitigation measures.
What are the best tools for nurses? What kind of nursing equipment do frontline responders need to support their essential work? In normal circumstances, these would be routine questions. In the middle of a pandemic, however, they become crucial questions to ask.
Workplace safety should be a priority for any company. But keep in mind that prioritizing safety and effectively implementing a workplace safety program are two different things. While many workplace safety programs are well-meaning, they often fall short of being truly effective.
The safety hierarchy of controls is a workplace safety guide developed by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The guide provides a five-step process to help safety professionals reduce the risk of harm to workers.
If you’ve cut plastic before, you know that finding the best tool for cutting plastic can be challenging. Cutting plastic is not just about getting the job done. You need to find the right tool, so you can cut safely and get a good clean cut.
Overcoming organizational barriers to change requires 1) observation to identify your organization’s safety culture, and 2) action to improve it. So, how do you describe your organization’s safety culture?
Hand and finger injuries in the workplace are an ongoing concern. It seems that no matter how careful your workers are, somebody is always coming to you with a reportable incident of a hand or finger injury. Whether it’s a smashed fingernail from hammering, a cut from a utility knife, or a crush injury from getting a hand or finger caught in a pinch point.
As a Safety Manager, you’re tasked with improving the safety of your organization. You’ve tried adding safety policies, tweaking work processes, holding safety meetings, and investing countless dollars in safety training, but these tactics don’t seem to make a dent in your reportables. Why is that?
Hazard control measures occur at the very end of your safety program development process. This process starts with an assessment of hazard risk—and control measures are only identified and implemented later. These are followed by evaluation and continuous improvement of your risk control measures to maintain an up-to-date, effective safety program.