How To Use and Choose Tools Safely

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: How to choose the right tool for your job, how to prevent strains and other injuries, how to protect yourself from being injured, how to protect yourself from developing a hand-arm vibration syndrome, what are the symptoms of ergonomic hazards. 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

Choosing the right tool for the job can be very important when it comes to protecting our hands and it means more than using a hammer to drive nails. Tools come in all shapes and sizes, the right tool is the one that fits you as well as the job you're doing. For example, the shape, size and feel of the handle of the tool can be very important in preventing strains and other injuries. For instance, a handle that is too short for your hand can damage nerves, tendons and blood vessels by placing excessive pressure on the palm.