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1 Hand and Body Protection Brownfields Safety Talk

Mar 29, 2015



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1 Hand and Body Protection Brownfields Safety Talk Slide 2 2 Hand Protection Slide 3 3 What are some of the hand injuries you need to guard against? Burns Bruises Abrasions Cuts Punctures Fractures Amputations Chemical Exposures Slide 4 4 Norfoil laminate resists permeation and breakthrough by an array of toxic/hazardous chemicals. Butyl provides the highest permeation resistance to gas or water vapors; frequently used for ketones (M.E.K., Acetone) and esters (Amyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate). Types of Gloves Slide 5 5 Viton is highly resistant to permeation by chlorinated and aromatic solvents. Nitrile provides protection against a wide variety of solvents, harsh chemicals, fats and petroleum products and also provides excellent resistance to cuts, snags, punctures and abrasions. Types of Gloves (contd) Slide 6 6 Kevlar protects against cuts, slashes, and abrasion. Stainless steel mesh protects against cuts and lacerations. Types of Gloves (contd) Slide 7 7 Body Protection Slide 8 8 What are some of the causes of body injuries? Intense heat Splashes of hot metals and other hot liquids Impacts from tools, machinery, and materials Cuts Hazardous chemicals Contact with potentially infectious materials, like blood Radiation Slide 9 9 Cooling Vest Sleeves and Apron Body Protection Slide 10 10 Coveralls Full Body Suit Body Protection Slide 11 11 Summary Assess the workplace for hazards Use engineering controls and follow safe work practices to eliminate or reduce hazards before using PPE Use the appropriate PPE to protect you from hazards that cannot be eliminated Know why the PPE is necessary and when it must be worn Know how to inspect, use and care for your PPE and how to recognize deterioration and failure Use PPE as required when performing your job tasks Follow your PPE program: