How to protect yourself against electric drill clamps
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A new study shows that if you wear gloves when handling a drill, you could be at risk of contracting the potentially deadly electric drill snake.
The report by the American Academy of Dermatology and Venereology says people should wear gloves while handling drills for two to three seconds before touching or holding them.
“If you have a drill that has a drill clamp and you’ve done it before, you should wear them,” said Dr. Jonathan Brown, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lead author of the study.
Brown said drill clamping is a relatively new medical procedure.
“In the past, if someone had a drill with a clamp on it, they would get a few stitches, a few lacerations and they would wear the gloves,” he said.
“Now, we have a whole new field of medicine where we’re learning how to safely handle drills.”
Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other organizations have been studying the use of gloves and other safety gear as part of a broader effort to reduce the use and spread of snakebites.
The CDC and CDC-funded Centers for Infectious Diseases (CDCI) have worked to promote the use, and the use is going up.
In July, the CDC reported that the number of U.K. adults and children who had a snakebite in the past month was 10.2 million, a 30 percent increase from the previous month.
The CDC said the increase was due in part to the introduction of a new type of snakebite detection tool.
The study found that about 6 percent of people who reported a snake bite during the first month of the year were wearing gloves.
About 2 percent of those were wearing a mask.
About 6 percent wore gloves.
About 2 percent wore a maskThe CDCI said the number is up because of more than 6,000 snakebite cases in the U, a number that has jumped in recent months.
About 12 percent of cases in 2016 involved people who were wearing masks.
A new study shows that if you wear gloves when handling a drill, you could be at risk of contracting…