Your hand safety presentation is a critical part of a complete safety training program. That’s a given. Healthy hands are central to just about any worker’s ability to do their job well. And hand injuries are not only painful, but expensive, both directly and indirectly. Hands are difficult to fix and heal because they are neuromuscularly complex and delicate. The reasons for keeping hands safe go on (and on, and on… but you knew that already).
What is the best tool to cut cardboard? Cardboard is a handy, sturdy material that many of us deal with daily (or at least a few times a week) often to cut it up. But ever wondered about the best cardboard cutting tool for your specific needs?
Any discussion about hand protection PPE (personal protective equipment) is focused on one topic: gloves. If you were looking for a hand protection PPE definition, the simplest one is “gloves”.
In the United States, the foundation of modern-day workplace health and safety government oversight is the Occupational Health and Safety Act. (Fun fact: its formal name is actually the Occupational Safety and Health Act, but it’s frequently referred to as the Occupational Health and Safety Act so we use these terms interchangeably.)
Safety training time with your team is limited and precious, so you want to make the most of training tasks, like hand safety awareness activities. Focusing on mindfulness is an effective way to address many common hand injury issues because lack of mindfulness is at the root of most, if not all, hand injuries.
When you’re teaching workplace hand health, it’s vital to cover a variety of hand injury safety topics. Switching focus keeps workers engaged, and helps your messages stick, while, over time, giving them a deeper understanding of the theme of hand health.
Staying on top of all the safety hazards at work can feel like an impossible challenge. Circumstances are always changing, equipment wears out, new workers join the crew—it’s never-ending. There is help available, though, and it’s right under your nose: get workers involved.
A lab safety checklist is an important component of your health and safety program. Checklists help ensure that workers and management have all the detailed steps they need to maintain safety—literally at their fingertips. The intent is to keep your system simple: check all the boxes on the list, and you’ll stay safe.
Cutting fiberglass insulation is a messy and potentially dangerous job, but a necessary one for many tradespeople and homeowners. Fiberglass batts—one of the most popular types of insulation—is best used for flat surfaces, such as walls, floors, and ceilings. Because this style comes in a continuous roll, it must be cut into sections and often trimmed around the contours of wall outlets and other obstacles. This cutting is done by hand.
The MeToo movement and other awareness-raising efforts have brought harassment to the forefront as one of the most important safety issues in the workplace today. Harassment is not something we can continue to ignore or minimize. We must finally recognize it as the hazard that it is.