Hand Safety Training
Looking for hand safety training? Our Hand Safety Training has been updated to meet the CAN/CSA Z462 Standards (see below for more information). We’ve been providing hand safety training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years. This course was built by professional safety trainers to meet and exceed the safety training and compliance standards set by the Canadian regulating bodies.
Standards Covered in this Training:
As standards change we update our training so you always know you are up to date on current standards.
- CSA Z462 – Protective Clothing & Equipment
- CSA Z460-05 Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout & Other Methods
- CSA Z432 – Safeguarding of Machinery
OSHA estimates that hand injuries cost employers over $700 million in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation each year. Studies have also found that hand and wrist injuries account for 20% of work-related hospital visits.
The standards and regulations make it very clear that employees must be trained (no matter how long they’ve been on the job) and that it is the employer who is responsible for overseeing that safety training and confirming that the employees have the understanding, knowledge, and skills needed for safe operations.
Standards and regulations acknowledge the need for “refresher” or “follow-up” training whenever there is a demonstrated need for it. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.