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Basic Hand Safety

 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT CHECK

  • Leather / Synthetic Gloves –For rough product handling
  • Electrical Gloves – For all electrical work
  • Chemical Gloves – For acids, corrosive, etc.
  • Medical Gloves – For pathogen cleanup, first aid or patient care
  • Cut Glove – For using sharp tools, knives or sharp edged product/materials

WORK AREA SAFETY CHECK

  • Ensure machine guards are in place
  • Guard all areas that have pinch points, shear or roll points
  • Place protection on all sharp edges

PRE-USE SAFETY CHECK

  • Use the proper glove for the task
  • Remove rings & bracelets
  • Do not wear gloves around spinning / rotating equipment  – Example – drill press
  • Check gloves for wear and damage

WORK SAFELY

  • Never place hands in machinery
  • Never adjust equipment without following Lockout/Tagout procedures
  • Never use chemicals without training and knowing the hazards
  • Wash hands after using chemicals
  • Store gloves properly to prevent damage