MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing is a broad industry with many subsectors, the largest of which (for the United States) is chemical manufacturing, followed by computer and electronic products and food and beverage. Post-Covid recovery started to gain momentum in 2021, though operational efficiency and margins may continue to struggle due to supply chain disruptions and workforce shortages. Worker safety and employee engagement thus become critical factors to maintain productivity in manufacturing environments. Digital capabilities are also making their way to the factory floor in order to drive efficiencies. Worker PPE needs to support this kind of change, with workers and workplaces looking to add features like touchscreen capability in their hand protection needs. Lacerations and cuts remain the most common types of hand injuries in the workplace, so companies look to find the most comfortable and dexterous PPE that offers cut-protection, impact protection and good grip. Below are some of the best PPE options for the manufacturing industry.

Manufacturing is a broad industry with many subsectors, the largest of which (for the United States) is chemical manufacturing, followed by computer and electronic products and food and beverage. Post-Covid recovery started to gain momentum in 2021, though operational efficiency and margins may contiue to struggle due to supply chain disruptions and workforce shortages. Worker safety and employee engagment thus become critical factors to maintain productivity in manufacturing environments. Digital capabilities are also making their way to the factory floor in order to drive efficiencies. Worker PPE needs to support this kind of change, with workers and workplaces looking to add features like touchscreen capability in their hand protection needs. Lacerations and cuts remain the most common types of hand injuries in the workplace, so companies look to find the most comfortable and dexterous PPE that offers cut-protection, impact protection and good grip. Below are some of the best PPE options for the manufacturing industry.

7+

Days

Lost


More than 25% of injuries sustained in a manufacturing environment result in an absence from work of over 7 days, according to The Labour Force Survey.

15%

Workplace

Injuries


The manufacturing industry reported 846,700 injuries in 2019 alone, accounting for 15% of all nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the private industry sector (OSHA).

18K

Hand

Injuries


According to OSHA, workers who operate machinery suffer 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crush injuries, and abrasion injuries per year.

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