The first step in eliminating hazards to the arms, hands, and wrists is education. The employees need to be informed of the proper way to operate a machine, and what to do in case there is a problem. This could include proper instruction on areas not to touch on the machinery without industrial work gloves, as well as proper placement of the hands to ensure they are not injured.
Another way in which hazards can be eliminated is to have the facility inspected privately to determine areas, which might be a hazardous to the worker, and increases their risk of receiving injury to the hand.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|