We use our hands every day in nearly everything we do, why not look after them?
Hand and finger injuries make up 59% of total injuries to date, compared to 40% of young workers in the construction industry.
With 15 apprentices sustaining hand and finger injuries this year, it is timely to remind everyone how easy it is to protect yourself. Majority of the injuries have been lacerations that have required medical treatment and could have been easily avoided if the appropriate hand protection had been worn.
NECA Education & Careers requires you to have hand protection on you at all times and to wear appropriate hand protection for all manual handling activities. If you don’t have hand protection please contact your Field Officer or Maira Doolan to arrange.
These accidents are not isolated incidents as you will see below.