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Hand Safety Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.


We Offer Three Types of Hand Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Hand Safety certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Hand Safety Training Course?

Our Hand Safety training course is regulation-aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each course contains sections on common injuries, safe operations, PPE, hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare the student for the final written exam included with the course.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Hand Safety Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910.138 – Hand Protection
  • 29 CFR 1910.132 – Personal Protective Equipment
  • ANSI EN388 – Glove Standard
  • CAL/OSHA Requirements

  • Article 10. – Personal Safety Devices and Safeguards
  • 3384.– Hand Protection
  • Canada Standards

  • CSA Z462 – Protective Clothing & Equipment
  • CSA Z460-05 Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout & Other Methods
  • CSA Z432 – Safeguarding of Machinery

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Hand Safety Safety Training?

    OSHA estimates that hand injuries cost employers over $700 million in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation each year. Studies have also found that hand and wrist injuries account for 20% of work-related hospital visits.

    The standards and regulations make it very clear that employees must be trained (no matter how long they’ve been on the job) and that it is the employer who is responsible for overseeing that safety training and confirming that the employees have the understanding, knowledge, and skills needed for safe operations.

    Standards and regulations acknowledge the need for “refresher” or “follow-up” training whenever there is a demonstrated need for it. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things Hand Safety

    Did You Know?

    The average human hand is made up of about 29 bones; some of us have a few more than that, and some have a few less. (Source: East West College).

    More than 70% of workers who have sustained hand injuries were not wearing gloves at the time of their accident. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).


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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is hand safety?

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    Put simply, hand safety is the act of taking safety precautions to protect your hands from hazards while you work. This includes wearing appropriate gloves for the job at hand. For example, if you’re working in a cold environment, you would wear gloves that keep your hands warm and not thin, disposable gloves.

    Why is hand safety so important?

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    Hand safety is important because around 20% of all disabling accidents on the job involve hands. Learning to live without a couple fingers is one thing, but learning to live without hands is another entirely. It’s not impossible, but it dramatically reduces the quality of your life. Protect your hands at all costs.

    What are the main hazards for hands?

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    Your hands are especially at risk around pinch points, sharp objects, repetitive strain injuries, any kind of defective equipment, and extreme cold. Depending on your industry, your hands may also be at risk from chemicals, bodily fluids, germs, or other biohazards. Never stick your hands in moving machinery, and make sure equipment is off before you do any maintenance on it. Avoid touching your face if your gloves or hands become contaminated in any way.

    Which PPE is used for hand protection?

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    Personal protective equipment for hands includes gloves, finger guards, and arm coverings. Gloves may be the thick work gloves found on construction sites to protect from cuts and abrasions, or they may be sterile disposable gloves used in healthcare facilities. Any gloves or hand protection you wear must be suited to the work you perform and must provide adequate protection against the specific hazards for your job.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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