Guide to Selecting a Work Glove for the Construction Industry

Do you work in construction? Are you looking for a pair of work gloves that’ll protect your hands against abrasions, cuts, impacts and the different hazards you encounter in the workplace? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This infographic will guide you through some of the many reasons why it’s important to wear proper PPE while you’re on the job, and help you select the best gloves for your application.

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SELECTING
a work glove for the
CONSTRUCTION
INDUSTRY

We’ve surveyed hundreds of customers and found the construction industry to be among the highest for hand injuries. The average rate of hand injuries (reported to us, not to OSHA)
5.4 per 100 employees per year.
The number one injury reported
was cuts, with bruises from impacts a close second.
Construction companies told us they pay an average of $5-8/pr
for their work gloves and expect to get about 10 days out of each pair of work gloves.
Over the course of
a 45-year career, a construction worker has a 1 in 200 chance of dying.
60%
of construction workplace injuries occur within the employee’s
first year of employment.
Between 2002 and 2012,
20%
Of all workplace deaths were from the construction industry
Construction is the second leading industry in the USA for fatal injuries in workers younger than 18.
20%
The job with the highest injury rates in the construction industry is ironwork
HAND INJURIES
Rate of injuries by company size
100 emplyoees
32 hand injuries per 100 emplyoees
100 – 500 emplyoees
6 hand injuries per 100 emplyoees
+ 500 emplyoees
Slightly less than 1 hand injuries 0.8 100 emplyoees
That means you are 40x more likely to have a hand injury if you work at a company with fewer than 100 employees vs. a company with more than 500!
THE COST OF GLOVES
We compared the cost of gloves by company size
average cost per pair of gloves. (With a glove lifespan of 4-5 days).
average cost per pair of gloves. (With a glove lifespan of 10 days).
Contstruction’s “FATAL Four”
TAKEAWAYS FOR CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
Smaller construction companies incorporate best practices from larger companies.
If you can’t afford a full-titme HSE manager, put someone in charge of health and safety.
Visit larger construction companies and talk to their Safety Managers.
Buy better gloves!
If you’re using $3 gloves, upgrade to $8 gloves that have at least an ANSI cut level 2 rating.

(You save money in the long run!)
You will get at least 2X
the life from the gloves.
THE BIG SAVING?
– Reducing the amount of hand injuries.
CONSIDER GLOVES WITH CUT RESISTANCE AND IMPACT PROTECTION.

SELECTING
a work glove for the
CONSTRUCTION
INDUSTRY

We’ve surveyed hundreds of customers and found the construction industry to be among the highest for hand injuries. The average rate of hand injuries (reported to us, not to OSHA)
5.4 per 100 employees per year.
The number one injury reported
was cuts, with bruises from impacts a close second.
Construction companies told us they pay an average of $5-8/pr
for their work gloves and expect to get about 10 days out of each pair of work gloves.
Over the course of
a 45-year career, a construction worker has a 1 in 200 chance of dying.
60%
of construction workplace injuries occur within the employee’s
first year of employment.
Between 2002 and 2012,
20%
Of all workplace deaths were from the construction industry
Construction is the second leading industry in the USA for fatal injuries in workers younger than 18.
20%
The job with the highest injury rates in the construction industry is ironwork
HAND INJURIES
Rate of injuries by company size
100 emplyoees
32 hand injuries per 100 emplyoees
100 – 500 emplyoees
6 hand injuries per 100 emplyoees
+ 500 emplyoees
Slightly less than 1 hand injuries 0.8 100 emplyoees
That means you are 40x more likely to have a hand injury if you work at a company with fewer than 100 employees vs. a company with more than 500!
THE COST OF GLOVES
We compared the cost of gloves by company size
average cost per pair of gloves. (With a glove lifespan of 4-5 days).
average cost per pair of gloves. (With a glove lifespan of 10 days).
Contstruction’s “FATAL Four”
TAKEAWAYS FOR CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
Smaller construction companies incorporate best practices from larger companies.
If you can’t afford a full-titme HSE manager, put someone in charge of health and safety.
Visit larger construction companies and talk to their Safety Managers.
Buy better gloves!
If you’re using $3 gloves, upgrade to $8 gloves that have at least an ANSI cut level 2 rating.

(You save money in the long run!)
You will get at least 2X
the life from the gloves.
THE BIG SAVING?
– Reducing the amount of hand injuries.
CONSIDER GLOVES WITH CUT RESISTANCE AND IMPACT PROTECTION.

Try a free sample of one of our construction work gloves!

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