Cuts - Prevention
To prevent cuts, it is important to
practice safety when using blunt or sharp objects:
- Pay close attention to what you are
- If you become distracted, set the project aside until you
can pay attention to it.
- Know how to use the object
- Have good lighting so you can see what you are
- Wear gloves whenever possible to protect your
- Wear other safety gear, such as glasses or boots, as
- Hold a sharp object away from your body while using
- Carry the object with the dangerous end away from
- Shut the power off and use safety locks on your power tools
when you are not using them.
- Store dangerous objects in secure
places away from children.
- Teach children about safety, and be a
good role model.
- Do not use alcohol or drugs when you are handling
Be sure to have a tetanus shot every 10 years. For more
information, see the topic
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 10, 2010
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