How to Develop Safe Work Practices

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How to stay focus on your task, how to protect your hands, wrists, and fingers, how to use tools properly, how to work safely, how to prevent hand injuries, how to keep your hands safe. Click here to watch the 16 minutes full length version.

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Our hands, wrists and fingers are valuable tools… the most valuable we'll ever own. Whether we're completing a project at work or playing catch with the kids…our hands are involved in just about everything we do. In fact, we use our hands so much that they are exposed to a multitude of hazards. Throughout the day our hands can encounter hazards such as:

  • Machines with heavy or fast moving parts that can pinch or grab.
  • Sharp tools that can cut or puncture.
  • And corrosive materials that can damage the skin.
If these types of hazards go unchecked, they can cause real problems. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that we can protect and care for our hands.

These Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Safety Videos discuss the various types of activities employees can engage in where their hands, wrists and fingers can be subject to injury, and what they can do to avoid hazards and protect their hands.

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Video Transcript

The best way to protect your hands, wrists, and fingers from injury is to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. That means paying attention to the basics and thinking of safety first throughout the day. Before you start any task you should first ask yourself if you are in the right state of mind to work safely. For instance, if you're feeling angry or are distracted, you're more likely to get hurt. If you are upset take a minute to cool off then refocus on the task at hand. Next, take a good look at your work area, identify any hazards and eliminate or control them.