Hand Safety – Beware of These Hazards
A pinch point is a space at which it is possible for a part of the body to be caught between two materials or machine parts coming together.
Shear points act like the jaws of scissors and can cause body parts to become caught and amputated or crushed.
Snag points are sharp projections or protrusions that can cause cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds.
Guards help to limit exposure to rotating parts and pinch points. Prior to working on any equipment, make sure that all guards are intact and properly installed.
Host Surfaces and Chemicals
Hot surfaces and materials can burn unprotected body parts. Additionally, chemicals such as solvents or even grout can cause severe burns.
All Employees Must Carry Gloves While on Job Sites!