Tool Box Talk- PPE Hand and Arm Safety (Quarry)
MSHA requires employers to select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees’ hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes. This applies equally to the arms. Over 100,000 lost time hand and arm injuries typically occur every year in the workplace. Hand and arm injuries can be prevented if the hazards are recognized and with the proper selection and use of hand and arm protection.
Learning Objectives - at the end of this segment you should be able to:
Learn potential foot hand and arm hazards present in the stone industry.
Review the appropriate hand and arm PPE for specific hazards.
Review employers polices for hand and arm PPE on the job site.