Hand Safety Training & Certification
Whether you want hand safety training and certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for hand safety training safety training?
What’s in the Hand Safety Training Safety Training Course?
Our Hand Safety training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each course contains sections on common injuries, safe operations, PPE, hazards, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare the student for the final written exam included with the course.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for Hand Safety:
- Encompasses these Canada Standards
CSA Z462 – Protective Clothing & Equipment
CSA Z460-05 Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout & Other Methods
CSA Z432 – Safeguarding of Machinery
Why do I need hand safety training safety training?
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 prove continued competency.
Did You Know?
The average human hand is made up of about 29 bones; some of us have a few more than that, and some have a few less. (Source: East West College)
The vein in the left ring finger is called Venna Amoris. It is connected directly to the heart and is known as the vein of love. That’s why wedding rings are commonly worn on this finger. (Source: Desert Hand Therapy)
More than 70% of workers who have sustained hand injuries were not wearing gloves at the time of their accident. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
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