Hand Protection in Agricultural Settings
September 8, 2011
3:00 p.m. EST; 2:00 p.m. CST; 1:00 p.m. MST; 12:00 p.m. PST
In agricultural settings (e.g., farms, ranches, forestry, and aquaculture), the hands, wrists and fingers are the body parts most likely to be injured at work, being at particular risk for bruising, lacerations, contact dermatitis, and frostbite. In addition, tasks involving the hands, wrists and fingers, including the use of power tools and hand tools, are associated with increased risk for cumulative trauma injuries of the upper extremities, which may be disabling. Appropriate hand protection reduces the risks of injury and disability, whereas inappropriate hand protection may have adverse effects on health, safety, efficiency, and productivity. This webinar will be useful for health, safety, and assistive technology practitioners wishing to guide clients in the selection of hand protection that is appropriate to each user, their tasks, and their work environment.
Join the National AgrAbility Project for this free, one-hour webinar that explores such topics as:
Gloves and barrier creams
Choosing appropriate hand protection for: environmental hazards, vibration hazards, cut and bruise hazards, chemical hazards
Performance effects of hand protection by task: pushing, pulling, grasping/gripping, dexterity, torque/rotation
Gloves and fit: selecting the right size for the user
Safety hazards related to hand protection
Considerations and implications for farmers and ranchers with disabilities
Robert W. Stuthridge is the National AgrAbility Project's Ergonomist and has worked in rehabilitation ergonomics since 1995. He has presented numerous seminars on disability discrimination and inclusive design both in the UK and USA, including several at Purdue University. He is currently working toward his Ph.D., which considers usability risks associated with agricultural workplace assistive technology.
A question & answer period will follow the presentation.
To participate in this free webinar, email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 2 and simply put the word "Webinar" in the subject line. If you need captioning for a hearing impairment, please note that in the body of the email. Instructions for accessing the session will be sent to registrants by September 6. Feel free to pass on this invitation to others you believe may be interested. Contact AgrAbility at 800-825-4264 if you have questions.