Rethinking Hand Safety Course

Myths, Truths, and Proven Practices AmazonBuyNow

Topics Covered in this book

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    Cognitive biases that lead to hand injuries and how to avoid them

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    The top 10 hand safety mistakes companies are making

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    how to harness our social instincts to improve workplace hand safety

We wrote the book on hand safety!

Around the glove, hand injuries are the number one preventable industrial accident - in manufacturing, construction, oil & gas, you name it.

But what actually works to protect workers' hands? What kind of training actually gets through? What causes a worker to act safely (or not) in the moment? Which stats are meaningful and which are useless? What infrastructure changes and PPE (personal protective equipment) decisions actually pay off? How do cultural issues play in? How have others reduced hand injuries by 50, even 90 percent?


This book is a must-read for safety managers, or anyone who wants to create a safer, better workplace.

Available in print and kindle


In Rethinking Hand Safety, Superior Glove's vice president, Joe Geng, takes the tough questions to major companies, leading safety experts, veteran safety managers, industrial psychologists, independent trainers, glove designers, and on-the-line workers.

The result is an eye-opening, perspective-shifting, hard-hitting manual for changing a company culture, altering worker attitudes, and finally doing hand safety right.

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About the author

Joe Geng grew up among the tanneries of Canada helping his father make gloves, and he has spent his entire life studying industrial hand safety, overseeing glove R&D, and consulting with leading companies like Toyoto, Honda, SpaceX, General Motors, Bombardier Aircraft, and Sheil Oil. He presently serves as vice president at Superior Glove, the Geng family business considered one of the world's most innovative and disruptive glove manufacturers.

Superior Glove is a major global supplier to aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, and construction companies, and has been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for seven years in a row by Deloitte.

Joe holds degrees from Trinity Western University and attended Reutlingen leather school in Germeny, which he describes as the "Hogwarts of the leather making." He lives in Oakville, Ontario, with his wife and three kids.


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