When you procure gloves for your workers, you can save time and headaches by referencing industry best practices to make sure you’re getting the right kind of impact protection. The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) produced a helpful free resource you’ll want to download: ISEA White Paper – Selecting the Best Impact-Resistant Hand Protection.
Your Glove Choices Matter
It makes a difference, because 70% of workers don’t wear hand protection. And of those who do, 30% don’t wear the right kind of glove for the task. But if you make the right procurement choices and make hand safety a top priority, you can drive those numbers down among your own workers.
How the White Paper Will Help You
- Gives you information and references that will save money.
- Explains the ANSI/ISEA 138-2019 industry standard.
- Includes a link to the downloadable #SafeHands Awareness Campaign hand-protection infographic.
- Explains the three performance levels of hand-impact gloves.
- Links to a helpful list of PPE providers participating in ISEA’s Hand Protection Group.
Hand Injuries Are a Big, Costly — and Preventable — Problem
- More than 42% of nonfatal occupational injuries to upper extremities in 2017 involving days away from work in private industry involved hands.
- A hand injury can cost from $540 to $26,000, according to the National Safety Council. Think about lost productivity, workers comp and liability insurance costs.
- The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 70.9 percent of hand and arm injuries could have been prevented with personal protective equipment, specifically safety gloves.
#SafeHands Awareness Is Vital
ISEA’s hand protection awareness and education campaign, launched in 2019 in collaboration with the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA), helps workers and employers grasp the importance of #SafeHands. Visit SafeHandsAtWork.org for details.
Questions? Email Lydia Baugh, ISEA’s director of external relations, at [email protected], or call ISEA at 703-525-1695.