Occupational hand injuries are the most frequent body part injured at work and often require treatment in hospital emergency rooms, according to the ASSE. Hands and fingers need protection from injuries and other hazards at WKU.
Gloves provide an effective barrier between the hand and hazard. Select gloves designed to protect against the specific job hazard. No gloves protect against all chemicals. Always check the MSDS of the substance you are working with for special instructions.
Always inspect gloves before wearing for any damage. Make sure the gloves cover your hands completely with a snug, comfortable fit.
For additional information or assistance, please contact Environment, Health and Safety (270) 745-2395.