Hands and Wrists: Pistol Grip with a Tool

Strong and Natural Positions of Hands and Wrists using Pistol Grip with a Tool

examples of postures used when using a pistol grip with a hand tool
  • Power grip: the object touches the palm of the hand and the fingers. Uses the whole hand.
examples of different hand and wrist postures when using the pistol grip with a hand tool
  • Good power grip: strong grip when high force needed. 
GREEN – No action required if tasks are not held or repeated for long periods and no MSD symptoms are reported. Continue to monitor for MSD symptoms and check after workplace or process changes. YELLOW – Investigations and improvement needed in the longer term. Investigation and improvement needed immediately if MSD symptoms are present. ORANGE – Further assessment or improvement needed immediately.
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