Hand Protection http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6608/more en Taking the Pain Out of the Selection of Cut-Resistant Gloves http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/taking-pain-out-selection-cut-resistant-gloves <div class="field-byline"> Sally J. Smart </div> <div class="field-deck"> Understanding the revised hand protection standards for cut-resistant gloves can help you select the best gloves for your workforce and job tasks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Our hands consist of bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, skin and nails.&nbsp; Working in unison, they provide strength and dexterity enabling us to perform routine tasks and accomplish precision movements &ndash; until an injury happens.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/taking-pain-out-selection-cut-resistant-gloves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/taking-pain-out-selection-cut-resistant-gloves#comments EHS Today Magazine Hand Protection Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:55:00 +0000 55931 at http://ehstoday.com Hand Protection Made Easy http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/hand-protection-made-easy <div class="field-byline"> MCR Safety </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to OSHA, 70% of hand and arm injuries could have been prevented by proper use of gloves. Read to find the best ways to prevent hand injuries with appropriate hand protection. </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/hand-protection-made-easy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/hand-protection-made-easy#comments Sponsored America's Safest Companies Awards Hand Protection PPE Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0000 54331 at http://ehstoday.com High Five: Protecting Our Most Important Tool http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/high-five-protecting-our-most-important-tool <div class="field-deck"> As many as 1 million hand injuries occur in workplaces each year, ranging from cuts and lacerations to amputations and fractures. A hand safety policy, along with the use of appropriate hand protection and safety knives, can reduce or eliminate most of those injuries from your workplace. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&quot;It&#39;s hard to peel a banana without your thumb. It&#39;s hard to button your shirt without the use of your thumb.&quot;</p> <p>What seems obvious isn&#39;t always obvious to employees, says John Bell, EHS operations leader for FMC&#39;s Health &amp; Nutrition Business. The employees in his division make up about 20 percent of the 6,000 FMC employees around the world. FMC manufactures a wide variety of products, ranging from herbicides and fungicides to health and nutrition products to the lithium used in the manufacture of ceramics and rubber, pharmaceuticals and batteries.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/high-five-protecting-our-most-important-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/high-five-protecting-our-most-important-tool#comments Hand Protection Safety Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:51:00 +0000 54221 at http://ehstoday.com April 2017 Product Innovations: Hand Protection [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/april-2017-product-innovations-hand-protection-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Each month, <em>EHS Today</em> features the latest product innovations geared to enhance your workplace safety initiatives.</p> <p>The April 2017 issue highlights hand protection products from MCR Safety, Ansell, Superior Glove,&nbsp;Brass Knuckle and&nbsp;Wells Lamont Industrial.</p> <p>To view the&nbsp;product descriptions and photos, use the arrows to move back and forth through the slideshow.</p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/april-2017-product-innovations-hand-protection-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Hand Protection Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:55:00 +0000 54161 at http://ehstoday.com High Five! Tell EHS Today About Your Successful Hand Protection Program http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/high-five-tell-ehs-today-about-your-successful-hand-protection-program <div class="field-deck"> EHS Today is reaching out to safety professionals to find out how they manage hand protection and the prevention of hand injuries. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you are a safety professional in any industry who has a successful hand protection program, EHS Today wants to talk to you!!</p> <p>Over 1 million workplace hand injuries occur each year. Some 20 percent of disabling workplace injuries involve the hands. Of those injuries, 63 percent are lacerations, 13 percent are crush injuries and the remaining injuries are punctures, fractures, burns and amputations.</p> <p>OSHA 1910.138 states:</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/high-five-tell-ehs-today-about-your-successful-hand-protection-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Hand Protection Safety News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:36:00 +0000 53141 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Grainger Experts List Top 10 Safety Questions for 2016 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/grainger-experts-list-top-10-safety-questions-2016-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>For links to additional information included in the &ldquo;Top 10 Asked Safety Questions for 2016,&rdquo; visit <a href="https://safety.grainger.com/your-top-10-safety-questions" target="_blank">https://safety.grainger.com/your-top-10-safety-questions</a>.</p> <p>Grainger&rsquo;s team of safety specialists helps customers solve safety challenges, offers cost-saving solutions and recommends program standardization strategies. They hold degrees and professional certifications from accredited institutions in safety, industrial technology, chemistry and related fields.</p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/grainger-experts-list-top-10-safety-questions-2016-photo-gallery#comments Fall Protection Hand Protection PPE Respirators Safety Galleries Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:27:00 +0000 51811 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Grainger fielded 120,000 customer questions about safety in 2016. Here is the Top 10 list.</p> The Importance of Total Safety: Building the ABCs of PPE http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/importance-total-safety-building-abcs-ppe <div class="field-byline"> By Raymond Mann, Derek Baker and Paul Maturen </div> <div class="field-deck"> While protecting employees is paramount to occupational safety and health professionals, the layered look isn't "in" when it comes to personal protective equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>To protect workers, occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals must follow current regulations and safety standards, evaluate and address all job site hazards, consider the personal protective equipment for the entire crew, provide training and monitor and maintain their safety plans and programs. It&#39;s a daunting job with high stakes.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/importance-total-safety-building-abcs-ppe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/importance-total-safety-building-abcs-ppe#comments Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Hand Protection Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:49:00 +0000 50571 at http://ehstoday.com 3M Do You Know the Three E's of Hand Protection Management? http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/do-you-know-three-es-hand-protection-management <div class="field-byline"> By Sean Barbeau, QSSP </div> <div class="field-deck"> Bing! My email chimes as I receive an Outlook reminder. Usually, they alert me to upcoming conference calls or a task to be completed. This particular message reads, "OSHA Violations." </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>At 9 a.m. on the first Monday of each month, I receive a recurring reminder to check the OSHA Enforcement web page for violations. It is a sobering exercise I started years ago that displays a list of OSHA-cited companies and details their penalties and fines. The list is not just isolated to small- and mid-size businesses; it is littered with Fortune 500 companies and the gruesome misfortunes that occur to their employees.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/do-you-know-three-es-hand-protection-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/do-you-know-three-es-hand-protection-management#comments Hand Protection Safety Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:29:00 +0000 49901 at http://ehstoday.com Sandy Says: The Right Tools for the Right Job http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/sandy-says-right-tools-right-job <div class="field-deck"> Even people who should know better are not immune to making bad safety choices when it comes to hand protection. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A couple of years ago at an event for the hand safety campaign Zero Excuses, David Lynn, a former OSHA compliance officer and corporate EHS manager, explained that the elements for building a workplace hand safety program include trend analysis, hazard assessment, training, communication, planning, compliance and follow-through.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/sandy-says-right-tools-right-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/sandy-says-right-tools-right-job#comments Hand Protection Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:43:00 +0000 48711 at http://ehstoday.com Safety Supply Checklist for Cleaning Professionals http://ehstoday.com/safety/safety-supply-checklist-cleaning-professionals <div class="field-deck"> Don’t ignore your cleaning staff when considering worker safety and personal protective equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Safety continues to be a major concern in professional cleaning. Invariably, cleaning workers focus on cleaning chemicals, equipment and tools to perform their tasks, but safety equipment often takes a backseat.</p> <p>&ldquo;Cleaning workers suffer more injuries than many other workers in private industry,&rdquo; says Vicky Adams, category manager for safety, gloves and foodservice products for Impact Products. &ldquo;Studies going back to 2007 find that full-time custodians are injured on the job sometimes as much as two times that of other workers in private industry.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/safety-supply-checklist-cleaning-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/safety-supply-checklist-cleaning-professionals#comments Eye, Face & Head Foot Protection Hand Protection Protective Clothing Safety Training News Thu, 26 May 2016 15:52:00 +0000 48021 at http://ehstoday.com