Apr 9, 2019
When’s the last time you jammed your finger? Cut it on something sharp? Caught it in a drawer or a piece of equipment?
No one should take occupational hand injuries lightly. They are among the most common in the US workplace, accounting for 5-10 percent of all emergency room visits nationwide. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 110,000 workers each year miss work due to finger or hand injuries miss days of work—a group second in size only to workers who lose days of work due to back pain and strain.
It’s good for your workers to prevent hand injury—and it’s good for your business, too. Here’s how.
Planning and training can go a long way toward helping protect your workers’ hands. Try this:
Once you’re sure you have a thorough understanding of the risks your workers face each day, consider how they can prevent injury due to those risks.
For more than 25 years, Beall Financial and Insurance Services, Inc., has been helping corporations and individuals protect their most important assets. The agency’s client base covers a spectrum of niche businesses, such as craft breweries, that require specialized insurance packages and knowledge. With California offices in Redlands and Newport Beach, Beall Financial and Insurance Services serves clients nationwide.