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Professional Sports Injuries: Who’s Keeping Score?

In 2006, a Robert Van Laanen of Cumming, Georgia wrote to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding an injury he saw in the workplace. Van Laanen had seen the employer make updates to the equipment used by employees. After implementing the new equipment, workplace injuries markedly increased, raising concerns for Van Laanen. In… read more

Better Hand Protection Starts With Simplified Testing

What Safety Professionals Need to Know About 2014 Changes to the ASTM Cut Resistance Test Procedure By Eric Goddard, DSM Dyneema Protecting employees’ hands from cuts and other injuries is a key concern for those charged with leading safety and health programs in the workplace. Cuts and lacerations to hands are the second most common… read more

Ten Safety Resolutions for the New Year

As part of our Zero Excuses for Hand Safety campaign, we’ve scoured the World Wide Web in search of tips, ideas, and best practices around workplace safety. We’ve learned from governmental agencies, industry experts, safety thought-leaders, and companies who are just getting it right. In this article, we’ll recap 10 of our favorite workplace injury… read more

Hand Safety in Seven Simple Steps

When it comes to workplace hand injuries, some industries are more dangerous than others. What are you doing to keep your workforce safe? Do you simply give employees a good pair of cut-resistant gloves and tell ‘em to be careful? Are you overlooking key steps to preventing workplace hand injuries long before your employees even… read more

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Key Hand Safety Statistics

You could talk to any occupational safety expert or leader at one of the world’s safest organizations, and hear the many ways a strong safety culture impacts business: better morale, increased productivity, less turnover, improved company reputation, and on and on. But when it comes to hand safety, sometimes what you really need to look… read more