Waste and Recycling Hand Protection
Every year, thousands of workers in the waste management industry are made ill after exposure to harmful microorganisms or other hazardous substances. Such substances can be encountered while collecting and sorting waste and recyclables and include chemicals as well as biological agents.
Ill health from potentially hazardous substances or microorganisms, during collection and sorting activities, can occur via skin contact and penetration and most risks can be eliminated or reduced by wearing the right hand protection.
For kerbside collection activity where safe and efficient manual handling is required, comfort and grip are of prime importance. When employees are exposed to inclement weather conditions, it can make a real difference to productivity and morale when hands are kept dry and comfortable without hampering the task at hand.
When workers are continually handling heavy weights and carrying out repetitive manual handling activity, providing a Globus hand protection solution can also help to minimise the risk of provoking musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Glove wearing is one of the most effective occupational injury prevention programmes; statistically, wearing gloves reduces the risk of injury by 60 per cent. Local authority employers should evaluate all the potential hazards and Globus can help this to be achieved successfully.
Discover how the (obligation-free) Globus Hand Protection Programme could help your organisation to improve safety, increase productivity and save costs. Ask to speak to our Waste Management Industry Expert today.