The Safety Straight Talk Series: Making Sense of Current Hand Protection Standards
According to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were over 121,800 hours lost on the jobsite in 2017 due to hand injuries. For those who seek medical treatment for these types of injuries, it can cost an average of $22,384. Within these cases, 70% of the hand injuries occurred when users were not wearing gloves to protect themselves while working. While hand injuries are some of the most common injuries on jobsites, they are also some of the most preventable. There are multiple factors that need to be considered when protecting your hands; cut-resistance, impact-resistance, and back-of-hand protection at the forefront.
- 5/24/21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM