Preventing Entanglement Injuries
This program is a microlearning. A microlearning is typically 1-2 minutes in length and quickly conveys information about a specific topic or subset of a larger topic.
Our hands are exposed to countless workplace hazards that can cause severe injuries: machinery that can pinch or crush, knives and sharp tools that can cut or puncture, corrosive or irritating chemicals, extreme heat or cold and ergonomic-related hazards. Hand, wrist and finger injuries often have severe consequences such as extended time away from work and physical rehabilitation. Fortunately, most hand injuries can be prevented by following safe work practices and wearing appropriate PPE. This program discusses the measures that must be taken to prevent hand entanglement injuries when working around the moving parts of machinery and other hazards.