We sat down with Dr. Joshua Alpert, an orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Bone & Joint Institute in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, to talk about the ins and outs of hand injuries. He helped us to understand why hand injuries can be particularly serious and what recovery from an injury looks like.
Within industries there are multiple hazards that require multiple types of hand protection. That’s one of the key findings of the 2017 PPE Hand Protection CLEAReport from Clear Seas Research, which took a deep dive into the factors that influence hand protection purchasing decisions.
Every year work gloves and sleeves improve to offer stronger protection with higher cut resistance and better insulation from heat. And while these innovations are crucial to safety, another equally important aspect of protection is comfort.
Optimal grip has been called the pinnacle of selecting work gloves. It’s critical in almost any industry you can think of. Poor grip can lead to a host of problems. Of course there’s more to hand protection than glove grip. Different work requires different types of gripping gloves.
If something were to happen to your hands, chances are that you could learn to adapt your daily routines, but it would most certainly be a life-changing experience. The aim of this article is to look at five simple statistics that on their own may seem irrelevant, but when put together will give you with a new perspective on safety.
A disposable glove re-evaluation can lead to improved protection, efficiency and possible glove consolidation. Every facility has its own unique complex processes and tasks. A close examination of each process and the elements the user comes in contact with will lead to the best glove choice.
It is impossible to ignore the effect of legislation when discussing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace, and in most industrialised nations it is now mandatory for employers to provide appropriate PPE to the workforce.
Among the articles in the December 2019 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have expert insight on selecting the right respirator, a link to the 2020 Buyers’ & Resource Guide, 10 safety mistakes that can land you in a courtroom, and much more.