An inside look: hand injury-prevention program

J Hand Surg Am. 1987 Sep;12(5 Pt 2):940-3. doi: 10.1016/s0363-5023(87)80261-7.


The purpose of this article is to review the development of an industrial hand injury-prevention program to provide the impetus for other hand therapists to undertake such programs. The article includes a description of how to initiate a prevention program, the content of the training seminar, presentation methods, and marketing strategies. The "Handle with Care" program was effective in reducing the cost and incidence of industrial hand injuries and was favorably received by Oklahoma industry at its inception. A new program is currently being developed in California.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Occupational / prevention & control*
  • Curriculum
  • Hand Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training
  • Pilot Projects