How Joe Geng is Helping Protect the Hands — and Lives — of Workers Around the Globe
Around the globe, hand injuries are the number one preventable industrial accident — in manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, you name it. But what actually works to protect workers’ hands? What kind of training actually gets through? What causes a worker to act safely (or not) in the moment? Which stats are meaningful and which are useless? What infrastructure changes and PPE (personal protective equipment) decisions actually pay off? How do cultural issues play in? How have others reduced hand injuries by 50, even 90 percent? These are the questions Joe Geng wanted to answer in his new book, Rethinking Hand Safety: Myths, Truths, and Proven Practices . He talked to major companies, leading safety experts, veteran safety managers, industrial psychologists, independent trainers, glove designers, and on-the-line workers to create this...
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