In certain construction jobs, workers are exposed to hazards that can harm their hands. According to OSHA Standard 1910.38, an employer is responsible to select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employee’s hands are exposed to hazards such as the absorption of harmful substances through the skin, severe cuts or lacerations, abrasions, punctures, burns, and severe exposure to extreme temperatures.
Hand protection can have a significant impact on an employee’s job performance considering most construction work is done using the hands. Years ago, the design of hand protection gloves would interfere with worker performance of certain tasks. Today, hand protection gloves have come a long way and not only provides greater hand protection but do so much more comfortably.
Confused by the many styles of safety gloves to choose from? A free cut glove seminar sponsored by Safety Products, Inc. lasting one hour will be held on December 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1920 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte. Learn about OSHA and CE/ANSI standards and current testing methods. The time is 8:30 -9:30 a.m. RSVP: 704-339-0024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.