Get a Handle on Hand Protection!
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 102,350 hand injuries in 2020. In addition, OSHA estimates that over 70 percent of those injuries were avoidable. When you think about it, your hands are a primary tool that you use to twist, turn, grab, and communicate with. That’s why it’s crucial you protect employees’ hands with the right safety gloves.
Hand-pick your Protection
Hand and wrist injuries accounted for 11 percent of all recordable injuries in 2020 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). To help prevent injuries, choose gloves that protect your employees against hazards specific to the type of work they do. Let’s focus on 4 types of common gloves that we offer:
General Purpose Gloves
General purpose gloves typically protect against cramping, minor scrapes and cuts, and general soreness. In addition, they provide comfort and allow for great dexterity and movement. This type of glove can protect employees who work in:
DIPPED PALM GLOVES
Employees’ hands are their most valuable tools. It’s no secret that cuts, abrasions, lacerations, and even scrapes from sharp hazards can keep employees out of work. That’s why it’s important you provide them dipped palm gloves, including ones made from latex, polyurethane, and nitrile, when they work with knives or other sharp objects. These types of gloves are meant to protect workers’ palms and fingers. Ensure you provide the right protection for the job!
Cut-resistant gloves are important in all types of industries. Specifically, they can protect employees who work in:
Be careful about the type of cut-resistant gloves you select. Choose the type and fabric that will offer the best protection for the type of hazards employees are exposed to.
Oil-resistant gloves can protect employees against rawness, rashes, and other skin irritation caused by oil or other substances. This type of glove provides protection for employees who work in:
- Oil and Gas
- Automotive Work