Hand injuries at work: causes and prevention

A Safety News article.

Hand injuries at work account for over 20% of all workplace injuries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with workers in construction, maintenance, and natural resources fields having a higher risk of hand-related injuries than other industries.

While most common hand injuries include small lacerations and punctures, the risk of amputation or loss of limb function is high. Hand injuries accounted for 29.6% of injuries in construction, maintenance and natural resources, while all other occupations only had a 12.7% average. It is essential to understand how common these injuries are and how to prevent them.

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