Safety Gloves And Skin Protection


Safety gloves and skin protection can help fingers last a lifetime. Hear about many types of work gloves and how to treat your hands in this podcast. Beware of hand dangers in the workplace. Cuts and scrapes are the least of it. Protect workers from chemicals, heat, cold and more. Dan discusses it all here. Specific protections in gloves include cut resistance, insulation, chemical resistance and anti-vibration. Listen and scroll down for links on choosing …

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Machine Guarding

Machine guarding is one of OSHA’s top 10 most-cited safety violations. Workers should respect these devices that protect them from moving parts. In this podcast we cover the types of machine guards, including barrier guards, light curtains, and two-handed tripping devices. It can be a loose clothing hazard if machine guarding is needed or missing. Increase hand safety: workers should point it out to management. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and effects (:04) Dan Clark: Machine …

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Hand and Arm WMSD Hazards


WMSD means pain. WMSD means Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder. We cover WMSD in hands and arms in this podcast. Swinging a hammer all day can give you WMSD. So can using a computer keyboard and mouse. Repetitive motions, awkward postures and using heavy force can all cause WMSD. Find relief from these tasks to avoid prolonged injury. Listen for the different types of WMSD, and how to avoid them with good hand safety and tool safety! …

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Machine Safety At Work


Machine safety at work requires constant attention. In our industrial age, there are many moving parts and sharp edges. Listen for tips on machine safety. In this podcast, we review nine rules to keep workers safe around machines. Important issues covered include lockout/tagout, loose clothing; flame resistant clothing, PPE, and more. In the battle of human vs. machine, machines usually win—unless you are careful. Employ good machine safety. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and effects (:04) …

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Hand Safety Ergonomics


Hand safety means more that wearing PPE. Even jobs that don’t require gloves can be dangerous for hands. Repetitive motion can affect tendons and joints. Ergonomics can help with the design and arrangement of tools to maximize hand safety. A tool is ergonomic only if it fits your hand, and the job you are doing. Consider how the tool will be used, how it fits your hand and the grip size. And will you be …

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