Facts

  • Every year industrial workers suffer an estimated 110,000 hand injuries. Many of these are permanently disabling – amputation, burns and crushing injuries.
  • Everyday workers in a wide range of industries engage in hand-to-hand combat with their work, tools, and machines.
  • In addition to everyday home hazards
  • 70% of workers who experienced hand injuries were not wearing gloves.
  • A breakdown of the five most common hand injuries in the workplace include
  • lacerations (63%)
  • crushes (13%)
  • avulsions or detachments (8%),
  • punctures (6%)
  • fractures (5%)
  • If you know where your hands are, they won’t get hurt

The hands are the most frequently injured part of the body. One-third of all oil and gas industry accidents are hand injuries.

  • Workplace hand injuries are commonly caused by boredom, inattentiveness, and distractions as well as using the wrong tool for the job
  • Hand injuries can occur while doing everyday jobs such as Transferring or using chemicals
  • Working with powered & non powered hand tools
  • Cutting
  • Welding and grinding