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There are kits you can buy for your employees that educate on hand, wrist and finger safety. This is a good idea for anyone working in a kitchen with power appliances such as mixing bowls. Each year more than 500,000 people injure their hands, wrists or fingers. Nearly one out of four "on-the-job" accidents involve these parts of the body. To help reduce these problems it is important for employees to learn about the most common hazards to these areas of the body. Materials in the kits can include a video program, motivational posters and employee booklets. Videos can include information on physiology of the hand, wrist and fingers, identification of common hazards, proper work procedures, tool use and maintenance, using personal protective equipment, injuries and first aid and more.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|