Hand Injury & Soft Tissue Injury

Electricity Canada supports member initiatives to prevent or reduce the most commonly occurring injuries.


Electricity Canada’s annual reporting has identified that hands are the most likely body part to be injured across our member companies, followed by soft tissue injuries. To prevent or reduce these injuries, member companies have shared organizational policies and injury prevention practices through the Occupational Health and Safety Committee’s Best Practices Sub-Committee. These materials will be compiled into resource documents for members to reference as they refine or revamp their own practices.

Did You Know?

  • Hand injuries can occur in many ways, including crushing or pinching between equipment; cuts or piercings from drills and other hand tools; or exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Soft tissue injuries, which include strains and sprains, affect soft tissue within the body such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They may be the result of a specific incident or develop in response to a repetitive motion over time.