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Hand and Arm Protection

Hand and arm injuries are among the most common workplace injuries, but they can often be prevented by providing appropriate hand and arm protection. Here are some key safety measures that employers can implement to prevent hand and arm injuries:

  1. Provide appropriate gloves: Employers should provide employees with gloves that are appropriate for the task they are performing. For example, employees working with chemicals or hot materials should wear gloves that are resistant to those specific hazards. Employers should also ensure that the gloves fit properly and are not too loose or too tight.
  2. Train employees on glove use: Employees should be trained on the proper use and care of gloves. This includes how to put on and remove gloves safely, as well as how to inspect gloves for damage or wear and tear.
  3. Provide arm protection: Depending on the task being performed, employees may also require arm protection. This can include sleeves or other protective gear that covers the arms to prevent cuts, burns, or other injuries.
  4. Inspect and replace gloves and arm protection: Employers should establish a regular inspection and replacement schedule for gloves and arm protection to ensure that they are in good condition and provide adequate protection.
  5. Encourage good hand hygiene: Even with the use of gloves, employees should be encouraged to practice good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of germs and infections.

By implementing these safety measures, employers can help prevent hand and arm injuries and promote a safe and healthy workplace.


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