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Hand Injury Statistics: Cost of Hand Injuries in the Workplace

by Joe Geng on August 18, 2017

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that cuts and laceration injuries accounted for 4,120 job transfer or job restrictions in 2012.

Cuts and lacerations, on average, resulted in six lost working days for the injured worker.

The most common injuries in 2012, according to BLS research was sprains, strains and tears. This includes injuries to the wrist and hand ligament.

Approximately 8,000 of these injuries required job transfer or restriction in 2012. Healing time for these cases was on average 14 lost working days.

 
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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports:

  • 110,000 lost-time hand injuries annually
  • Hand injuries send more than one million workers to the emergency room each year
  • 70 percent of workers who experienced hand injuries were not wearing gloves
  • The remaining 30 percent of injured workers did wear gloves, but the gloves were inadequate, damaged or the wrong type for the type of hazard present.

 
Additionally, the average hand injury claim has now exceeded $6,000, with individual workers’ compensation claims reaching nearly $7,500. On average a U.S. automotive worker earns $33.00 an hour and the average reported hand injury results in six days off work.

 
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The cost of one preventable incident far exceeds the cost of an entire hand protection program.

 

The National Safety Council Guide:

  • Direct cost of a laceration: $10,000
  • Stitches: $2,000 plus indirect
  • Butterfly: $300
  • Severed Tendon: > $70,000

Superior Glove understands that while glove use is not the only way to protect against hand injuries, it is a crucial component of any injury prevention program. Finding ways to help workers comply with glove wearing protocols will go a long way toward creating a safer and more productive work environment.

 

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    Thanks Rick, glad that you liked it!

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