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Hand safety

  1. 1. H *Warning: This pres Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 and Safetya d Sa ety Ella Agbettor SHEQ FoundationSHEQ Foundation sentation contains graphic photographs Safety | April 2010 5505437
  2. 2. Hand Safety Why is Hand Safety Important? o Human hands are unique. o They have many attributes which io They have many attributes which i grip, precision, push, hold, grasp and o Your hands are the tools that make yo skilled & valued workerskilled & valued worker. Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 nclude strengthnclude, strength, lock. ou a highly Slide 2 Safety | April 2010 5505437
  3. 3. Common Hand Injuries Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 Slide 3 Safety | April 2010 5505437
  4. 4. Learning from the Past 1. Whilst lifting and positioning the operator’s right hand becamethe operator’s right hand became The operator sustained a lacera treatment. Causes: Failure to identify the ha e.g. crush hazards and pinch poi 2 An experienced contractor tra2. An experienced contractor tra operating a pneumatic impact gu torque arm and the nut and accid injury required surgery. Causes: Incorrect placement of s design. Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 g a container in a lay down area, e trapped against another containere trapped against another container. ation which required medical azards caused by lifting equipment, nts. pped his left finger whilepped his left finger while n. He placed his finger between the dently pushed the start button. The supporting hand, fatigue and tooling Slide 4 Safety | April 2010 5505437
  5. 5. What can we do to preven 2. Use the Hierarchy of Cont d it f h d i j iand severity of hand injuries Eli task Subs push spush s Enginee hand tools, Administrat hazard identifica PPE: Task-specific Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 nt hand injuries trol to reduce the likelihood : mination: Hands-free lifting tools, tag lines, k / lift planning, appropriate lay down areas stitution: Alternative cutting devices, using ticks to guide loadsticks to guide loads ering controls: Ergonomically-designed , machine guarding, ongoing maintenance tive controls: Facilitating toolbox talks, ation forms, Permit to Work, isolations. c gloves are the last line of defence Slide 6 Safety | April 2010 5505437
  6. 6. What can we do to preven 3. Safe Use of Tools and Ma Ensure that appropriate safeguard • Ensure safeguards are on machinery and a and hot surfaces t ti iBe mindful of rotating equipme • No loose clothing, i.e. sleeves rolled up whe • Do not wear gloves and jewellery (including • Hands should be kept out of the way of rota• Hands should be kept out of the way of rota • Ensure tool rests are properly adjusted • Ensure hand tools/equipment are not stored headstock • Ensure guards are in placeEnsure guards are in place • If the operator has long hair, a hair net must Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 nt hand injuries achinery ds are in place djusted to provide better protection, e.g. sparks tent en using lathes, mills, pedestal drills etc. watches) where there is a risk of entanglement ating equipmentating equipment d on top of equipment. e.g. on top of the lathe t be worn Slide 7 Safety | April 2010 5505437
  7. 7. What can we do to preven 3. Safe Use of Tools and Ma Clamp your work to a flat surface be U li t h ld ll t l bj t thUse pliers to hold small metal objects th cutting surface. Use the right tool for the jobUse the right tool for the job • Do you need to use a power tool to com • Inspect tools carefully before use • Use the tool the correct way • Clean up equipment and tools after use Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 nt hand injuries achinery cont. efore beginning to drill h t d t b d h ldhat need to be ground or held near a mplete the task? e Slide 8 Safety | April 2010 5505437
  8. 8. What can we do to preven 4. Focus on the task: • Stay vigilant; maintain continual aw hazards, surroundings and adjacentg j • Ask yourself and others “what coul constantly • Be mindful of where you are placiny p many incidents are a result of poor p supporting hand • Do not rush or cut corners, no matte • Follow rules and use the right pro equipment for the job • Maintain focus when completing a ro • Manage you and your team’s fatigu breaks Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 nt hand injuries wareness of work ld go wrong?” ng your hands -g y placement of the r how small the job ocedure and outine task ue – take regular Slide 9 Safety | April 2010 5505437
  9. 9. What can we do to preven 5. Housekeeping and Hygien • Keep work areas tidy; reduce the slips, trips & falls. • Return tools and hazardous substa appropriate storage place. • Wash hands regularly • Use barrier creams to preven irritations Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 nt hand injuries ne likelihood of ances to the nt skin Slide 10 Safety | April 2010 5505437
  10. 10. What can we do to preven 6. Hand Protection – task-sp When s as a mi Job ac Correc MSDS chemic Reme of de Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 nt hand injuries pecific gloves selecting gloves please review the following inimum: ctivities – Risk Assess Job ct Size – Do not wear oversized gloves S if required – Does the task requireq q cal resistance? ember – gloves are the last line efence! Slide 11 Safety | April 2010 5505437
  11. 11. Discussion Prompts – Han • Does anybody in the team know of p suffered hand injuries? A k h ll ho Ask them to tell the story… • Is anyone in the work group doing a today? • What are the hazards to our han area today? • What controls are in place? o Where do these controls sit in the Control? • Which type of glove is appropriate fWhich type of glove is appropriate f you using the correct type of glove to Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 nd Safety people who have similar task ds in the work e Hierarchy of for this task? Arefor this task? Are oday? Slide 13 Safety | April 2010 5505437
  12. 12. Hand Safety Poster • Hand injuries are the most co • Take the time to identify the haza • Use the Hierarchy of Control t hand injuries • Be mindful where you are puttinBe mindful where you are puttin • Gloves are the last line of def Hand and Knife S | Drims#5 ommon type of injury rds to our hands to reduce the likelihood and severity of g your hands at all timesg your hands at all times fence! Slide 14 Safety | April 2010 5505437