According to OSHA,
“Hazards exist in every workplace in many different forms… The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers protect their employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury.
Controlling a hazard at its source is the best way to protect employees. Depending on the hazard or workplace conditions, OSHA recommends the use of engineering or work practice controls to manage or eliminate hazards to the greatest extent possible…
When engineering, work practice and administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, employers must provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to their employees and ensure its use. Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards.”
And they’re serious too.
- “OSHA finds fragrance manufacturer exposes employees to safety and health hazards in Piscataway, New Jersey” – $67k in proposed fines.
- “Charleston roofing contractor cited after worker hospitalized for heat-related illness while working at State Capitol Complex” – $6.5k in proposed fines.
- “OSHA finds improperly equipped furnace led to deadly explosion at TIMET’s Morgantown, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant” – $42k in proposed fines.
- “Judge affirms OSHA citations against Alabama auto parts supplier following the amputation of a temporary worker’s hand and fingers” – $103k in penalties.
- “Worker’s hand injected with fluid during machine maintenance at Calhoun, Georgia, rubber mat manufacturer” – $51k in proposed fines.
The above examples are from October 5, 2015. In just one day, OSHA proposed or levied over $269k in fines, all for safety violations.
This puts great responsibility on the shoulders of the construction contractor. Every day, the men under his care work in dangerous conditions. Exposure to chemicals and hazardous substances, danger from falling and falling objects, nails and broken glass are all hazards that are common in the construction industry. As any good contractor knows, OSHA is always close by and even the smallest injury or safety oversight can result in hefty fines for the company.
While Gloves In A Bottle may not protect against falling objects or broken glass, it does an awesome job protecting the skin against contact with things like drywall dust, insulation, cement and acid burns, and other caustic and hazardous chemicals. Many contractors and construction workers use Gloves In A Bottle on their face, neck, arms, hands and feet to provide extra protection against workplace hazards.
Why risk injury or hefty OSHA fines? Keep your men safe and comfortable with affordable and viable solutions like Gloves In A Bottle. If you are a contractor and would like some free samples to try out, drop us a line and include a copy of your business card.