Every action you take in the workplace involves your hands and fingers; with the frequency of activities involving your hands, the rate of accident is much higher for hands than other parts of the body. Even minor cuts and sprains can affect overall performance and have a lasting effect. This course will cover the following learning objectives:
The hand has 27 bones and is made of of three major areas, carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges. Each section of bones controls different movements. The carpals control hand movement, the metacarpals control the thumb, and the phalanges, or your fingers, control movement and precision.
Accidents to the hand fall into two major categories, overuse injuries and sudden injuries. Overuse injuries come from repeating the same task, such as typing, over and over. Sudden injuries, are unexpected, like having your hand caught or hit.
PREVENTION AND RECOVERY
The best way to protect yourself from hand injuries is through awareness and training. Paying attention to your workplace and being aware of your tasks will go a long way to preventing injury. If you feel pain or stress, notify a manager so you can take the proper precautions as soon as possible. Even simple injuries can take a long time to heal, especially if not treated appropriately.
This course is 5 minutes and 40 seconds in length. All DVDs include additional training materials for print, including a leadership guide, course exam and course answer sheet.