There are three levels of risk you must bear in mind to take care of your hands: high, medium, and tolerable.
Hands are a fundamental part of our body. Thanks to them we can make a lot of activities daily. In this article we will tell you how to take care of them according to the level of risk they present.
- If you must handle objects with electric charges make sure you have dielectric personal protection elements to avoid direct contact with electric currents.
- If you are going to handle chemicals, use nitrile gloves, because if a spill happens you will avoid any alterations in your hands, because it is the most uncovered part of the body and susceptible to having contact with these products.
- If in your work you use electric cutting machines, make sure that your hands never come near the blades. This could cause many accidents.
- When you have to use knives try wearing metal mesh gloves. If for some reason the sharp part of the knife makes contact with your hands, you’ll be less likely to cut yourself. Also take care that your fingers are not in the trajectory that travels the knife.
Medium and tolerable risks:
- Always place your hands in ergonomic positions, that is, you should not make an extra effort to make your activities. This will help you avoid several biomechanical risk diseases or disorders.
- Make daily breaks in your activities, so you avoid the annoying symptoms of pain after long working days.
- Use the door and drawer handles, so you don’t bruise or cut your fingers or hands.
- Avoid direct contact with substances or objects that have strong or toxic contaminants.
- Do not touch the iron with your fingers. If you want to verify that it is ready, pour a few drops of water over the hot surface.
- If you’re going to cook, keep your fingers away from the sharp end of the knife.
- Wash your hands thoroughly when you return home, or after touching surfaces or dirty objects.
To wash your hands well, wet them first, then rub soap, then put your palms together and rinse them with circular movements. Interlock your fingers and wash them front and back. Also wash your thumbs with circular movements. You should always clean your nails. Do not forget to wash your wrists, as there also accumulate bacteria. Rinse and dry well.