Coiled Hammer Handle

ERGONOMIC INTERVENTIONS IN SHIPYARDS

Hazard: A loop-handle hammer concentrates the contact stresses on the back of the fingers and on the palm possibly damaging nerves or blood vessels in the hand.

Solution: A coiled-handled hammer (at left in photo) spreads the contact stresses out across the palm and fingers reducing the likelihood of injury.

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A coiled-handled hammer on left and a loop-handle hammer on right

 

Page last reviewed: May 22, 2012