Enhancing Hand Safety

MoveSMART® Hand Safety Module

To prevent hand-finger-wrist-arm injuries personal protective equipment and machine guarding is important – but not enough. We apply an action skill approach that places workers in control of their own hand safety by elevating:

  • Ability to direct attention (selecting, switching, and sustaining with control)
  • Judgment (including identifying levels of accepted risk) and the impact of brain, eyes, torso, and base on keeping hands safe
  • Physical skills of heightened eye-hand coordination, range of motion, leverage, positioning, alignment, and more


  • Reduce injuries to hands and upper limbs, lacerations, abrasions, contusions, and strains
  • Using hand tools, working on machines, lifting, loading, cutting, and more
  • For both repetitive and high-exposure jobs
  • What workers can do to prevent hand injuries while reinforcing good use of Lock-out-tag-out, guarding, and personal protective equipment