Metal industry : Mechanical hazards

Mechanical hazards

Handling metal parts is very tough on your hands due to exposure to filings, drill bits, cutters and sharp edges. Cuts, minor lacerations, abrasions and foreign objects can cause inflammation of the skin, infections and bleeding. These risks can be reduced by wearing cut-resistant gloves and by using tongs to handle items with sharp edges. It is also important to remember to wear safety footwear and safety glasses.