Exposing your hands to excessive vibrations can result in hand injuries, some of which can be serious. Hand-arm vibration syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome are two such injuries, the former if left untreated, can result in gangrene. Prevent these and other similar illnesses by:
- Scheduling breaks when using tools that cause vibrations.
- Instructing workers on how to properly grip vibrating tools and how to recognize the early symptoms of hand-arm vibration syndrome.
- Providing your workers with anti-vibration gloves.
Anti-vibration gloves can prevent vibration-related hand injuries by helping dissipate vibrations that come with using tools like jackhammers, woodworking power tools and other similar equipment.