PPE—Hand Protection

Course Description:

This online safety training course focuses on the potential hand hazards in the workplace and the hand protection employees are required to use on the job. The training also looks at what can be done to prevent hand and finger injuries. By the end of the training course, participants will be able to identify hand hazards, choose appropriate gloves for work tasks, know the limitations of hand protection, and use and care for protective equipment.

Course Duration: 24 minutes

Why “PPE—Hand Protection” Matters:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) studies have found that nearly one-fourth of work injuries involve hands or fingers.

OSHA also found that 70 percent of workers sustaining hand injuries were not wearing gloves.

OSHA found that the other 30 percent were wearing improper or damaged gloves.

We can probably conclude that if we were to wear the gloves, that they were the proper gloves for the job, and that the gloves were in good condition, we are not likely to sustain a hand injury. We will spend this training session determining the hand hazards and selecting the proper gloves for the job.

Key Points:

  • Know the potential hand hazards in your workplace.
  • Understand the types of gloves needed to protect against chemicals in your workplace.
  • Wear cut-resistant gloves when using knives or working with sharp objects.
  • Keep hands out of a machine’s danger zone.
  • Do not wear gloves around machinery with moving parts.

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