Overestimating your hand protection's performance capabilities can have dangerous consequences.
Safety personnel and workers spend time analyzing after accidents happen -but what about the near misses? Just because there is no recordable injury doesn't mean there isn't a chance to learn and re-evaluate potential hazards and the protection provided by current safety equipment.
Problems associated with overestimating the protection of your safety gloves include increased injuries, lower worker morale, reduced productivity and higher worker turnover. However, there are simple steps managers and workers can take to reduce the risks and improve safety in the long-run.
Why do companies overestimate the performance of their hand protection products -and what can they do to reduce injuries and costs associated with this common problem?
Read on for tips and strategies, and reap the rewards of implementing changes in your safety protocol.