Irrespective of the kind of industry, hands are primary, common, and essential tools. Most of the activities are performed with these great sensory organs – hands. Hence hands are exposed to numerous hazardous conditions such as hot objects, sharp edges, machinery, chemicals, electricity, etc. Hand injuries may happen in the blink of an eye and even small cuts can lead to loss of hours or days of work time. While in some cases employees get pain and aggravation, in some other cases end up in surgery or in worse cases lose their hands.
Fortunately, hand injuries can be prevented. One of the best ways to avoid and reduce such risks is to establish and create awareness of the hazards that exist and the measures that can be taken in order to help prevent accidents among workers in the workplace environment. The obvious ways of protecting the hands are adhering to safe work procedures, using tools in jobs only for their projected work, and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) wherever necessary.