Ensure your team's hand safety and prevent costly injuries with Superior Glove’s comprehensive underground mining hand safety guide. It offers information on worker safety, potential hazards, and PPE selection criteria.
Hand injuries are the No.1 preventable injury around the world. In underground mining, common injuries are due to working with variable rock, vibrating tools, large equipment, varying environmental conditions, chemicals, and explosives. Thirty-six per cent of all lost time work injuries in U.S. mining in 2020 were from material handling. In Canada in 2019, there were over 2,000 lost time claims in mining, with over 15% being hand injuries.
Many hand injuries often go unreported but still affect both business and employees. Even injuries that are not categorized as lost time can have a significant effect on production, productivity, and on workers’ quality of life.
The hand safety guide provides employers, workers, and others with practical information to improve hand safety.