ASHT Gearing Up for Healthy Hands Week

The American Society of Hand Therapists is sponsoring Healthy Hands Week, June 8-12, an event designed to increase recognition of the benefits of hand therapy and the importance of hand injury prevention.

Previously called Hand Therapy Awareness & Injury Prevention Week, this event is an opportunity for hand therapists and health care professionals to raise awareness of how hand therapy prevents and ameliorates disability due to hand injury or disease, ASHT says. The event is celebrated through community and local media outreach, promotional events at local clinics, partnerships with hand surgeons and hospitals, dissemination of information to patients, and special recognition of hand therapists at clinics.

"Hand health and injury prevention is crucial for individuals in all walks of life, especially in this digital age where many of us use hand-operated electronic tools to perform so many tasks of work and daily life," says ASHT President Joy MacDermid, BScPT, Ph.D. "As hand therapists, we do more than treat injuries--we help people with hand problems resume health and meaningful activities. This new event name will help underscore the value of specialized care provided by this outstanding group of professionals and the importance of maximizing hand function to keep people healthy."

ASHT is a not-for-profit organization seeking to advance the specialty of hand therapy through communication, education, research, and the establishment of clinical standards. The society's 3,300 members in the United States, Canada, and around the world strive to be recognized leaders in the hand therapy profession. For more information about Healthy Hands Week or to find a professional hand therapist in your area, visit www.asht.org.

Download Center

  • Safety Metrics Guide

    Is your company leveraging its safety data and analytics to maintain a safe workplace? With so much data available, where do you start? This downloadable guide will give you insight on helpful key performance indicators (KPIs) you should track for your safety program.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • A Guide to Practicing “New Safety”

    Learn from safety professionals from around the world as they share their perspectives on various “new views” of safety, including Safety Differently, Safety-II, No Safety, Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), Resilience Engineering, and more in this helpful guide.

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • EHS Software Buyer's Guide

    Learn the keys to staying organized, staying sharp, and staying one step ahead on all things safety. This buyer’s guide is designed for you to use in your search for the safety management solution that best suits your company’s needs.

  • Vector Solutions

Featured Whitepaper

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - May 2022

    May 2022

    Featuring:

    • WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
      How Wearable Technology is Transforming Safety and the Industrial Workplace
    • TRAINING: CONFINED SPACES
      Five Tips to Improve Safety in Confined Spaces
    • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
      Monitor for Asbestos to Help Save Lives
    • PPE: FALL PROTECTION
      Fall Protection Can Be Surprising
    View This Issue