Caught-in or -between hazards may cause injuries if a person is squeezed, caught, crushed, pinched or compressed between two or more objects, or between parts of an object. Such accidents can occur in any industry. Common workplace conditions that can lead to caught-in or -between hazards include:
Caught-in or -between hazards can be as dangerous as falls or electrocution incidents, and may result in serious injuries or death. Common outcomes associated with caught-in or -between hazards include:
To avoid injuries from caught-in or -between hazards on the job, keep these safety tips in mind:
For more information on caught-in or -between hazards, talk to your supervisor.
Your hands are one of your most valuable tools. But despite their importance, hand protection is sometimes overlooked on the job. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, hand injuries send more than 1 million U.S. workers to the emergency room every year. Severe hand injuries may result in a life-long loss of motion, dexterity or grip strength.
Fortunately, the majority of occupational hand injuries can be prevented with proper use of safety gloves. Safety gloves are designed to protect against a wide variety of hazards, such as chemical exposures, cuts, punctures, abrasions, crush injuries and burns. Depending on the type of work you do and the different exposures you face, some safety gloves may be better suited for your protection than others.
Employers are required to provide employees with safety gloves as needed, but it’s up to your to ensure proper use and fit. Here are some considerations to keep in mind while determining if your safety gloves are giving you the protection you need:
Consult your supervisor for more information on safety gloves.
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