Why Do We Need Cut-Resistant Gloves?

According to statistics found on the glove manufacturing website AnsellPro.com:

  • The average indemnity compensation for an OSHA recordable hand/finger injury is approximately $3,846.00
  • The average medical payment is approximately $2,600.00
  • There are approximately 439,000 disabling yearly hand and finger injuries which equates to a cumulative cost into the millions each year.

Isn’t that worth the cost of a pair of cut-resistant gloves?

Although there are no OSHA regulations specific to cut-resistant gloves, OSHA 1910.138(a) and (b) do pertain to hand protection.

  • 1910.138(a) General  Requirements.  Employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees’ hands are exposed to hazards from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions: punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes.
  • 1910.138(b) Selection.  Employers shall base selection of the appropriate hand protection on an evaluation of the performance characteristics of the hand protection relative to the task(s) to be performed, conditions.

Check out our Learning Center for more information on specific cut-resistance information.

About Carol Blakey

Safety & Personnel Product Manager, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
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4 Responses to Why Do We Need Cut-Resistant Gloves?

  1. support@rwshampcompany.com' Scott says:

    Carol, I would have to agree I think that if you have a glove it should protect you from all injury as much as it protects the person that you are using it with. I think it would actually be more cost effective to put a cut proof glove on then it would paying for all the problems that are involved with persons being hurt with ones that don’t. Great post. Thanks for letting me speak my opinion.

  2. Tina Borchardt says:

    Thank you for your comment and your interest in safety products.

  3. bloremohan@gmail.com' Work Gloves says:

    Yes, It is worth not only for work related jobs, It is necessary for kitchen related works also.

  4. c.blakey@nelsonjameson.com' Carol says:

    Yes, kitchens jobs also need cut protection. Most definately. Thanks for your comment WorkGloves. Carol/Nelson-Jameson

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