Because They're Worth It.™
Hand Safety Awareness Person

My hands are the most important tool I own.

When it comes to protecting them,

I do not compromise.

– Rig Manager for Drilling Contractor

Hand Injury Statistics

Safety gloves can prevent your hands from becoming another statistic.

From The Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Most Recent Annual Study1:

  • There were 186,830 nonfatal occupational injuries to hands and wrists that involved days away from work
  • Wrist injuries led to 15 median days away from work and hand injuries led to 5 median days away from work
  • Number of injuries to hands and wrists by nature of injury are broken down as follows:
    • 30,400 sprains, strains, and tears
    • 17,000 fractures
    • 12,300 pain and soreness
    • 6,790 bruises and contusions

Total Industry Lost Time Incidents by Body Part

  • 743 incidents
  • Finger injuries led with 22.88% of total incidents
  • Hand/Wrist injuries were 6.85% of total incidents

Total Industry Recordable Incidents by Body Part

  • 2,386 incidents
  • Finger injuries led with 31.44% of total incidents
  • Hand/Wrist injuries were 10.03% of total incidents

From The Association Of Energy Services Companies (AESC)3

Total Industry Recordable Incidents by Body Part

  • Finger/Hand/Wrist injuries led with 40.6% of total incidents
  • Of the incidents reported:
    • Floorhands and derrickmen, combined, accounted for 53% of all accidents
    • 36% were struck by/against4
    • 26% were caught in between5

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Department of Labor “Nonfatal Occupational Industries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, 2012
2 IADC ISP Program Annual Report, 2013
3 AESC, 2013 Safety Statistics for the Well Service Industry
4, 5 Type of incident is not specific to finger/hand/wrist, but rather includes all body part injuries