Hand Safety Spotlight

Category: hand-safety

In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported over 143,000 hand-related workplace injuries, second only to back injuries (which numbered 191,450). While hand injuries are not usually fatal, they can certainly cause a worker significant pain and suffering. Along with lost earnings and medical bills, severe hand injuries can permanently affect the way an injured person does simple, everyday tasks.

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The petroleum industry is a global powerhouse that generates trillions of dollars and employs thousands of workers every year. In fact, the oil and gas drilling sector earned a total revenue of $5 trillion (USD) in 2014 alone. Companies that explore, develop and operate oilfields make up 4.5 to 6.5 percent of the global economy. This number will only continue to increase with time. The industry is also a major contributor to the national GDP of regions that house oil companies. For example, in 2016, oil revenue made up 44.03 percent of Kuwait’s GDP, 42.41 percent of Iraq’s GDP and 26.44 percent of Saudi Arabia’s GDP. All of this

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The significance of the human hand is remarkable, but often overlooked.  More than a grasping organ, it is a tool, a symbol, a weapon. It helps the blind see, the mute talk, and the deaf hear. It helps express emotions or emphasize ideas when words are inadequate. It can be a gesture of respect, ownership or command. It plays a part in all aspects of life, from the manual to the purely intellectual, and from comprehension to sensory experience.

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Ready for another round of hand safety tips? Our last post about hand safety tips was well received, so we thought we’d give you 6 more hand safety tips. If you haven’t yet read it, you can find our first hand safety tips blog here.  In honor of National Safety Month, we'll be sharing all kinds of safety resources like brochures, videos, and even sample pairs of Ringers Gloves. 

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Extrication scenes are unique. They’re one of the few environments where people rush towards danger. The risks are serious, presenting a number of safety challenges to first responders, from the coordination of responding teams and stressful accidents, to using dangerous heavy machinery. A strong extrication plan involves plenty of preparation, so we’ve gathered our best safety tips for extrication scenes.

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Looking for hand safety tips? You’ve come to the right blog. See 5 ways to improve hand safety, straight from the hand safety experts.

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The testing standards for cut gloves have changed for both ANSI and CE. If you’re unsure about these changes – don’t worry. We’ve created a guide that breaks down everything you need to know about new ANSI and CE cut ratings.

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Hand injury statistics reveal how costly and painful on-the-job injuries can be. These injuries don’t just hurt workers; companies suffer costs due to injuries, compounded by the loss of productivity. The question becomes: what is the true cost of an injury? 

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Leather gloves can be a great investment – as long as the gloves are broken in. Stiff, rigid gloves aren’t worth it; not only because they’re uncomfortable, but using the wrong type attributes to 30% of hand injuries.

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