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Title: PREVENTING HAND INJURY


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WELCOME
to the SAFETY PRESENTATION on "HAND SAFETY"
SIS-SAFETY LP DEPARTMENT
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HAND SAFETY
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Please Help Me To Learn More On Hand Safety !!
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Learning Objectives
At the end of this session, the
participants should be able to
  • Appreciate the paramount importance of hands in
    our healthy living.
  • Follow the safe working procedures in guarding
    against hand injury.
  • Develop right safety attitudes amongst employees
    to avoid hand injuries that could have been
    prevented.

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YOUR HANDS, THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT
  • From the moment of birth until the day of death
    served an infinite number of ways,
  • Has 27 bones, 24 muscles, 30 joints pivotal
    points,
  • Have a closer relationship with the brain,

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POCKET SIZE MACHINE THAT WILL
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POCKET SIZE MACHINE THAT WILL
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POCKET SIZE MACHINE THAT WILL
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POCKET SIZE MACHINE THAT WILL
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YOUR HANDS
  • HEALTHY HANDS ARE MEANT TO LAST A LIFE TIME,

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YOUR HANDS contd..
  • DONT BE IN A HURRY DONT TAKE ANY SHORT CUT

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YOUR HANDS contd..
  • As an amazing servants

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YOUR HANDS contd..
  • The most important tools you will ever own.

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YOUR HANDS contd..
  • They are versatile, strong and complex

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YOUR HANDS contd..
  • Do the job properly

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YOUR HANDS contd..
  • Can Save People

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WATCHOUT, YOUR HANDS ARE ALSO?
  • CHANCE TAKERS
  • ACCIDENT MAKERS

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HAND SAFETY
  • 25 of all industrial accidents involved
    injuries to hand or fingers
  • Punctured Wounds
  • Abrasion and location
  • Burns
  • Dermatitis
  • Amputation

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RISK OF HAND SAFETY
  • 3-ways to reduce the risk of
    hand safety
  • Be aware of the potential hazards in your
    workplace
  • Discipline your self to follow the safe working
    procedures that have been taught to you
  • Appropriate use of the PPE.

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BEST WAY TO PREVENT HAND INJURIES
  • Follow company policy regarding hand protection
  • Keep safety shield/guard in
    place
  • Wear gloves if necessary and choose the correct
    type for the job

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POTENTIAL HAZARDS
  • Identifying potential hazards in the workplace is
    the first step in preventing the risk of injury.

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GENERAL HAZARDS
  • Manual handling caused by objects
    that are
  • Too Big
  • Are too Heavy
  • Are Moving
  • Are Hot or Cold
  • Have Sharp Edges
  • Contain Hazardous Substances

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MINIMIZING HAND INJURY
  • Using special lifting devices
  • Wearing protective hand gloves
  • Following correct manual handling safety
    procedures
  • Using the correct hand
    tools for the job
  • Keeping all hand tools in
    good condition.

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MECHANICAL HAZARDS
  • Keep hands away from all moving parts
  • Never loose fitting clothes (tuck-in)
  • Correct machine guards are fitted
  • Use aids to keep hands at a safe distance from
    operating machinery
  • Use a brush to clear away debris from machines.
    Not your bare hands.

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HAZARDS CONTACT
  • Burn from heat sources
  • Steam pipes
  • Engine parts
  • Molten metals
  • Electric fault
  • Some Gases and Liquid
  • Acid and Corrosives

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HAZARDS CONTACT contd..
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Symptoms
  • Skin becomes rough, red, raw
  • Itching/cracked, dry skin
  • Repeated exposure to the source of irritation
    will tend to worsen the condition.

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YOUR HANDS
  • HANDS are injured more often than any other body
    part

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HUNDRED OF THOUSANDS OF INJURIES EACH YEAR
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