Small Cuts

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

ARE CUTS

Dangerous?

“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.

Finger cut

HOW TO TREAT

Small Cuts

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.

HOW TO TREAT

Finger & Toe Cuts

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.

HOW TO TREAT

Deeper Cuts

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.

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