A study from the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety shows that wearing gloves lowers the risk of acute occupational hand injuries by 60 percent to 70 percent.
Using gloves at all times on the worksite helps reduce the inevitable wounds caused by the sharp, unfinished edges and tight squeezes involved in construction.
Other common worksite hand injuries include:
1) Sliced thumbs when interior finish workers draw a utility knife across the top of a scoring square. While pulling the knife away from the body can protect against this, wearing a glove on the nondominant hand offers protection when workers forget and pull toward their hands.