OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Winter storms create a variety of hazards and can have lingering impacts on everyday tasks and work activities. According to the National Weather Service, about 70 percent of injuries during winter storms result from vehicle accidents, and about 25 percent of injuries result from being caught out in the storm. Learning about how to prepare … Continue reading OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand would like to provide you with patient information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter season. Injury Profile Average age: 44 years Sex: Male … Continue reading Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand would like to provide you with patient information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter season. Injury Profile Average age: 44 years Sex: Male … Continue reading Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Late Winter Snow Reminder to “Operate Snowblowers & Shovels Properly.”

Snow removal is more than just another necessary household chore. All that bending and heavy lifting can put you at serious risk for injury. Snow removal can be especially dangerous if you do not exercise regularly. According to the 2009 US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Approximately 16,500 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for … Continue reading Late Winter Snow Reminder to “Operate Snowblowers & Shovels Properly.”

Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand would like to provide you with patient information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter season. Injury Profile Average age: 44 years Sex: Male … Continue reading Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Snow Blower Safety Tips!

Snow Thrower / Blower Safety The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants you and your family to be safe when using snow throwers. In a recent year, there were approximately 590 finger amputations involving snow throwers. CPSC estimates that each year on average there are approximately 5,740 hospital emergency room-related injuries associated with snow … Continue reading Snow Blower Safety Tips!