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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/27/11 Gloves
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The Basics Necessity due to hand and finger exposure Often overlooked because they are such a small item
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8/27/11 Equipment Description “A covering for the hand made with a separate sheath for each finger and for the thumb.” “A garment covering the hand.” Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/glove http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glove
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8/27/11 Gloves Designed to prevent or protect the user from harm on hands and sometimes arms
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8/27/11 Historical Background Worn by cavemen to protect their hands; they took the form of bags resembling a primitive type of mitten. In 10th century England, after the Norman Conquest, royalty and dignitaries wore gloves as a badge of distinction. The glove became meaningful as a token. The glove was used to challenge personal battle, and remained, an integral part of English Law for nearly 800 years. It was a right any free man could claim. Source: http://www.familyforest.info/gloves.htm
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Gloves Over 20% of all Construction Worker Injuries are to the Hands (Most of these are lacerations) All Other Injuries Most of these could have been prevented by wearing gloves Hand Injuries
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8/27/11 Construction Injury Statistics Of 45,966 construction worker injuries 4,203 finger injuries 2,898 hand injuries 1,401 thumb injuries 1,318 wrist injuries 122 wrist/hand injuries 21.6% of all injuries are hand injuries Source: R. Godfrey, Ph.D Dissertation, UF, 2007
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8/27/11 Fatalities Source: Information Extracted from the OSHA Construction Workers Fatality Data (1990-2007) 100% of the fatalities related to gloves were due to electrocution. Obj10
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8/27/11 Regarding the following slides : No Gloves (42%) : There were no gloves present. Gloves Present/Removed (18%) : The victim either had gloves near/on-site OR the victim removed gloves just prior to death. Improper Gloves (15%) : The victim was wearing cotton or leather gloves, not electrical gloves. Proper Electrical Gloves (18%) : Proper gloves were worn but different body part made contact. Improper Electrical Gloves (7%) : The gloves were not Fatalities Source: Information Extracted from the OSHA Construction Workers Fatality Data (1990-2007)
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8/27/11 Reasons for Fatalities The electrical worker: Was blatantly working without gloves for a long period of time Quickly grabbed something after removing the gloves Was wearing gloves but an unprotected body part made contact Was wearing electrical gloves but they didn’t meet the voltage protection rating that the victim was exposed to Was only wearing cotton or leather gloves
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What Can We Do? Wear Gloves!!!
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 5737 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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