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Hand Safety Toolbox Talk Handout

BENEFITS

Hand injuries including cuts, strained muscles and tendons, damaged nerves, skin disorders, amputations and burns can impact the quality of work, productivity—and even end workers’ careers. So it’s important that workers understand the hazards that pose a risk to hands and fingers and how to protect them.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Give this handout to workers as part of a safety talk to educate them on the hazards that can injure their hands and the steps they can take to protect themselves.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

ChooseHandSafety.org

Spot the Safety Violation: When Good PPE Goes Bad (addresses gloves getting caught in machinery)

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