How often do you use your fingers at work? Put it this way, do you:
Type on the keyboard?
Write memos on your notebook?
Make calls on the phone?
Send text messages?
Among hundreds of things one can accomplish at work with the use of fingers, it is surprising that many workers still experience hand-related injuries most of which involving finger injuries such as cuts or worse, amputations.
According to Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), in 2003 hand injuries were reported as the highest ranking in occupational injuries.
And yet this is the type that is most preventable. This only means that being proactive in exercising basic safety rules could prevent the injury or loss of one’s finger(s). These include:
- Staying alert and anticipating hazards
- Wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Analyzing each task before doing it
- Practice good housekeeping
Protection and presence are valuable contributors to one’s productivity. Be mindful not only of your work but also of your own safety.
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