The Marine Safety Forum has published the two following safety flashes regarding hand injuries.
A crewman suffered crush injuries when his hand was caught between a small boat and a davit frame as the small boat was being recovered. The incident occurred because he put his hand out to steady himself, didn’t look where he put his hand and inadvertently placed it on the FRC davit frame. The safety flash can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-13.33.pdf.
Whilst unpacking supplies, someone received a 1.5 to 2.0cm cut to the back of his left hand between his index and middle finger. The injury was caused by an old packing knife blade of approximately 7cm. It was not known how or why the blade came to be in the box. The safety flash can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-13.40.pdf
Members are reminded that IMCA has published a pocket safety card ‘Watch your hands‘.
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