Hand Injuries Are a Big, Costly — and Preventable — Problem
- More than 42% of nonfatal occupational injuries to upper extremities in 2017 involving days away from work in private industry involved hands.
- A hand injury can cost from $540 to $26,000, according to the National Safety Council. Think about lost productivity, workers comp and liability insurance costs.
- The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 70.9 percent of hand and arm injuries could have been prevented with personal protective equipment, specifically safety gloves.