PPE 3: Hand Protection
Recognize the value of PPE for the hands
Identify common workplace hazards regarding the hands
Describe the common characteristics of PPE for the hands
Identify common types of PPE for the hands
Describe the proper fit for PPE for the hands
Explain how to care for PPE for the hands
List employee and employer responsibilities regarding PPE for the hands
Can you put a price tag on the use of your hands? Some people don't realize the important of their hands until they aren't able to be used any longer.
Hand injuries send a million workers to ERs each year, and hand injuries are the No. 2 leading cause of work-related injury and the most preventable through proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
OSH Act Section 5 (a) (1), known as the General Duty Clause.
1910.132 General Requirements (including 1910.132 (h)(1), employer payment for PPE changes that became effective May 15 2008).
1910.135 - Hand protection.
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