Hand Injury Prevention , OSHA 1910.138

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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.


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.


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.


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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