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SafetyFirst Topic: Hand Safety

Workplace injuries cost American business over $60 Billion a year in worker’s comp claims.  There is also loss to productivity and the very real human cost of short safetylogoand  long-term injuries.  Most accidents are largely preventable.  Nesco Resource’s Safety First initiative is aimed at creating safe work environment as well as safety conscious workers. 

Topic:  Hand Safety
Next to our eyes, our hands are probably the most important part of our body when it comes to doing our work. They’re involved in almost everything we do. Yet many of the things we do with our hands are done without any deliberate thought. Your hands have no fear. They’ll go anyplace they’re sent and they only act as wisely as the person they belong to. So before you use your hands, use your head and think of their safekeeping.
Here are some Do’s and Don’ts for hand safety in the workplace

Do’s:
• Pay attention to where both hands are placed at all times while working, especially when working with machinery.
• Wear appropriate gloves to protect against particular hazards.
• Use the right tool for the job, and know how to use tools safely, especially power tools.
• Stretch your hands and fingers from time to time to give tense and tired muscles and tendons a chance to relax.
• Protect your hands when working with chemicals, hot substances, sharp objects, and other common workplace hand hazards.

Don’ts:
• Don’t use hands to feed material into machines.
• Don’t wear gloves, jewelry, or long sleeves around rotating machinery.
• Don’t use strong solvents or gasoline to clean your hands.
• Don’t operate machinery or power tools under the influence of alcohol or drugs, even some prescription drugs.

To connect with Nesco’s Safety First Initiative, visit here:  Link

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Grant Derner

By Grant Derner

Grant Derner is Executive Vice President at Nesco Resource. He oversees the Engineering and IT area for the Eastern half of the U.S.

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