Cuts and lacerations account for 15% of workplace injuries
Men experience over 3x as many cuts at work than women
Hands and fingers are the most common cut sites
“Cuts”, “lacerations” and “incised wounds” all refer to slicing injuries caused by sharp objects, such as glass shards or knives. A small cut is often a superficial wound, but deep lacerations that damage blood vessels or sever arteries can lead to significant blood loss.
Seek medical assistance immediately for deep cuts that bleed profusely.
For minor small cuts and scrapes, covering with an adhesive bandage is crucial. It ensures that the wound stays protected from further damage and infection, while also keeping the injury dry to aid with healing.
Watch the video to learn how to apply a visual bandage.
For cuts in hard to reach places, like the gaps between fingers or toes, use a fabric bandage that moves with the contours of the skin. This type of shaped bandage is designed to stay in place during high movement, ensuring constant protection.
Watch the video to learn how to apply a fabric bandage.
For severe cuts that are bleeding more heavily, particularly to fingers, you may require a dressing. Dressing a cleaned cut soaks up the blood and applies pressure to the wound, which helps jumpstart the healing process.
Watch the video to learn how to apply a finger dressing.