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Hand tools are common on many worksites. See our resources for choosing and working safely with hand tools.
Poorly designed hand tools - too heavy, poorly balanced, with a grip that is too large, the wrong shape, or slippery - can lead to injuries of the hand, wrist, forearm, shoulder, and neck.
Common injuries such as cuts and bruises, and a large number of strains and sprains or soft tissue injuries, are related to the frequent and prolonged used of hand tools.