Safety poster - Hand protection :
Hand injuries can range from minor to catastrophic. Many heal fast with proper care, but severe hand injuries such as serious burns, crushing or amputation can affect the rest of your life.
Here are some ways to avoid severe hand injury:
Follow safe work practices at all times. Before using tools and equipment, review the manufacturer's instructions for safe use. Use push sticks, tongs and other tools that allow you to handle materials without exposing your hands to direct contact with moving machinery or harmful chemicals. Make sure machine guards are in place before operating equipment. Be on guard for pinch points – places where your hands can be crushed between two moving objects or one that moves and another that is stationary. Always wear the correct gloves to guard against the specific hazards you are likely to encounter.