Hand Injury Prevention

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Hand & finger injuries lead the industry’s recordable incidence rates every year. Data from IADC’s 2014 Incident Statistics Program (ISP) indicate that 35.77% of middle east recordable incidents and 18.75% of lost-time incidents fall in this category.

Without our hands it would be extremely difficult to do routine simple tasks, such as opening doors, using a fork, or tying shoes. Hand injury prevention training help employees understand the structure of the hand and wrist and what precautions they can take to avoid injuries.

Objectives:

Hand Injury Prevention Course is designed to teach participants how to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • How important are our hands.
  • Common causes of hand injuries.
  • Pinch points.
  • Best practices when using hand tools.
  • Types of gloves and selection according to application.
  • Proper use of glove, care and inspection.
  • Types of injuries.
  • First aid.

Scope:

This course covers:

  • The structure of the hand and wrist.
  • Different types of hand and finger injuries.
  • How to care for hand and finger injuries.
  • How to avoid injuring your hand or finger.
  • Personal protective equipment.

 

Target Audience:

All staff.

Test:

A multiple-choice test is administered at the conclusion of the program. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Course Materials:

All participants are issued a Training Manual (Student Guide).

Course Completion Certificate:

Program participants who successfully complete the course are issued a certificate of completion.

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