Workplace hand injuries are the leading cause of lost workdays and emergency visits around the world. From minor injuries to life-threatening ones, these can cost an employer time, money and stress while their employee is out on leave. Not only that, but the situation can be life-changing for the employee.
Employers, on average will spend $21,918 per hand injury, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Safety council.
There is a simple way to prevent life-changing hand injuries: cut level gloves. According to the BLS, on-the-job hand injuries account for more than 1 million emergency room visits in the U.S. each year, and 70% of the workers were not wearing protective gloves. That is a lot of preventable injuries!
Although you can prevent injury by wearing protective gloves, specific gloves work best in different situations. Take a look at our article about what different cut levels can protect you from.
Finding the correct cut level for your application is your first step to becoming a safer workplace, but trusting that your employees will actually wear the gloves you bought is hard. That is why we conduct wear trials to ensure that your employees feel comfortable wearing the gloves, and decrease the chance that they will take their gloves off during their work, thus decreasing the chance of a work related hand injury in your business.