Laceration Cessation

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In 2008 there were over 2 million visits to emergency rooms due to injuries caused by “cutting or piercing instruments or objects”. 18% of these injuries were to the upper extremities – hand, finger, wrist, and arm.

This presentation helps you find the right solution and identifies the major role PPE plays, so you can "cut" costs and keep your workers safe.

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Laceration Cessation

  1. 1. The Best Value in Industrial Solutions since 1946 Laceration Cessation
  2. 2. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Matt Block • Director of Health & Safety Services • 23 Years Industrial Health & Safety Experience • Member of ISEA Hand Protection Committee • Member of ASTM Committee F18 on Electrical Protective Equipment
  3. 3. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Laceration Topics • Understanding “Cut” Costs • Preventing injuries and their associated costs • The role of PPE • Finding the right solution
  4. 4. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 “CUT” COSTS
  5. 5. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Statistics • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – In 2008 there were over 2 million visits to emergency rooms due to injuries caused by “cutting or piercing instruments or objects” – 18% of these injuries were to the upper extremities – hand, finger, wrist, and arm • OSHA – Injuries to fingers and hands ranked highest in workplace accidents - more than 27%. – Hand and finger accidents ranked highest in preventable injuries. • Bureau of Labor Statistics – Lacerations of the fingers and hand combined are second only to back strain and sprain in the number of days-away-from-work cases
  6. 6. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 What are the costs? • National Safety Council – Average total incurred cost per workers’ compensation claim for hand, finger, and wrist injuries (2008-2009): $19,180.00 • OSHA “$afety Pays” Laceration Injury – Direct Cost - $17,368 Indirect Cost - $19,104 Total Cost - $36,472
  7. 7. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Where are the Costs? • O.S.H.A. fines • Legal costs • Loss of key employee affecting operational efficiency • Accident investigation time • Downtime • Lost productivity: co-workers assisting, spectator • Use of equipment (clean-up, repair, rentals required) • First aid • Overtime costs (wages, utilities and other fixed costs of operation) • Reduced efficiency / morale impacts • Schedule delays • Insurance costs impact (modifier changes – EMR) • Loss of insurance bidding opportunity (EMR too High)
  8. 8. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Where are the Costs? (Cont.) • Opportunity costs (missed jobs) • Inefficiency of replacement personnel • Equipment damage • Claim administration • Inefficiency of returning injured worker (short or long term) • Public perception / image: Impacts to business, employee recruitment • Damaged product / raw materials – re-work • Corrective action implementation cost • Training for response (internal, on-going cost) • Hiring costs: interviewing, medical/drug screening.
  9. 9. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Bottom Line Impact • Do the math... – 5 injuries every year – Potential Cost: 5 injuries @ $19,180.00 per incident = $95,900.00 These costs can be avoided….
  10. 10. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 PREVENTING INJURIES AND ASSOCIATED COSTS
  11. 11. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Risk Assessment • Analyze History – Identify root causes of employee injuries • Engineering or administrative • PPE failure • Safety culture • Interview Employees – Understand challenges – Evaluate current PPE • Observe Process • Quantify Risk – What is the potential for injury? – Identify all contributing factors
  12. 12. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Process Improvements • Administrative Controls – Can we reduce the number of “touches”? – Are we maintaining equipment to ensure sharp edges on parts are reduced or eliminated? • Engineering Controls – Can we reduce or eliminate the hazard through tool changes? – Can we change raw material packaging to reduce the need for cutting tools?
  13. 13. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 For example, what to look for when choosing a Safety Knife… • Auto-Retractable Blade • Spring Loaded Blade • Concealed Blade • Blunt tip or hook blade • Ergonomic features • Ease of use • Blade quality • Training
  14. 14. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Preventing Injuries with PPE • The best PPE is the PPE your employees will wear – Glove use has been shown to reduce the risk of an acute occupational hand injury by 60% – Over 72% of injured workers reported not wearing gloves at the time of the injury
  15. 15. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Finding a Solution Employee Acceptance Adequate Protection
  16. 16. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Selecting a Glove • Understanding cut resistance • Material Selection – Yarn – Coatings • Determine the level of dexterity required
  17. 17. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Evaluating Cut Resistance ANSI/ISEA 105 Classification for Cut Resistance Gram score defines the cut level Less than 200g Level 0 200g - 499g Level 1 500g - 999g Level 2 1000g – 1499g Level 3 1500g – 3499g Level 4 3500g + Level 5
  18. 18. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 How are ANSI 105 Cut Levels Determined? Cut Protection Performance Test ASTM F1790-97
  19. 19. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 ASTM F1790 – Cutting the Swatch
  20. 20. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 ASTM F1790 – Adhering the Swatch
  21. 21. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 ASTM F1790 – Adding the Weight
  22. 22. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 ASTM F1790 – Making the Cut
  23. 23. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 ASTM F1790 – Recording the Data
  24. 24. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Test Method Comparison Test Method Measurement Cut Level ASTM F1790-97 426 Grams Cut Level 1 ASTM F1790-05 565 Grams Cut Level 2 EN388 5.2 Revolutions Cut Level 3Polyurethane Palm Coated HPPE Glove
  25. 25. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 MATERIAL SELECTION - YARNS
  26. 26. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Para-Aramid Yarns • Brand Names – Kevlar® & Twaron® • Flame resistant • May be blended with stainless steel or glass for greater cut resistance
  27. 27. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE) Yarns • Brand Names – Spectra® & Dyneema® • Excellent abrasion resistance • Good weight to cut ratio • May be blended with stainless steel or glass for greater cut resistance • Low lint properties • FDA compliant
  28. 28. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Composite Yarns • Magid Brands – Aramax®, Aramax® XT, and XKS • Engineered to meet specific performance criteria – Form fitting with high cut resistance – Abrasion resistance – Moisture wicking
  29. 29. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Para- aramid HPPE Composite Yarns Weight/Cut Ratio Abrasion Resistance Heat / Flame Resistance Grip Lint Food Compliance MaterialComparison
  30. 30. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Cut Resistance Comparison 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 Cut Resistance Grain Goatskin Leather Side Split Leather Cotton Canvas Cotton Denim Med. Wt. HPPE PU Palm Coated Std. Wt. Loop-Out Terrycloth Med. Wt. Kevlar/Cotton Machine Knit Med. Wt. 100% Kevlar Machine Knit Hvy. Wt. 100% Kevlar Machine Knit Lt. Wt. Spectra Blend Machine Knit Hvy. Wt. 100% Kevlar Loop-In Terrycloth Hvy. Wt. XKS Blend Machine Knit Med. Wt. Spectra Blend Machine Knit Hvy. Wt. Kevlar/Kevlar Armor Machine Knit
  31. 31. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 GLOVE COATINGS
  32. 32. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Polyurethane • Provides positive grip on wet or oily surfaces • Excellent for precise and delicate operations • Good abrasion resistance • Porous nature makes it a poor choice where there is heavy liquid exposure
  33. 33. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Sandy Nitrile / NitriX™ Grip Technology • Offers excellent barrier against liquids such as oils and coolants • Excellent oil and wet grip • Abrasion resistant • Generally heavier than PU coatings, providing better protection from metal shavings
  34. 34. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Foam Nitrile • Good dry or wet grip • Abrasion resistant
  35. 35. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Flat Dipped Nitrile • Offers excellent barrier against liquids such as oils and coolants but with poor wet grip. • Abrasion resistant • Generally heavier than PU coatings, providing better protection from metal shavings
  36. 36. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Natural Rubber Latex • Excellent dry grip • Abrasion resistant • Should not be used for applications involving hydrocarbon based liquids/oils • Latex allergies
  37. 37. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS
  38. 38. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Determining the Level of Dexterity Examples of Cut Level 2 Gloves $3.14 / Pair$.87 / Pair $6.33 / Pair $7.70 / Pair
  39. 39. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 APPLICATIONS AND SOLUTIONS
  40. 40. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Metal Stamping and Fabrication • Common Risks & Concerns – High cut/laceration potential – Oil/coolant exposure – Loss of grip caused by glove saturation, increasing potential for cut/laceration injuries • Potential Solutions – Composite yarn with sandy nitrile / NitriX coating – Magid XKS500 or GPD505 – Composite yarn with leather palm – Magid XKS200LEA – Composite yarn terrycloth - Magid AX450
  41. 41. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Machining • Common Risks & Concerns – Cut/laceration from sharp edges – Metal shavings and chips – Heavy coolant exposure • Potential Solutions – Glove use should be avoided where they might become entangled in moving machine parts – Composite yarn glove with full nitrile or sandy nitrile coating Magid 1591ORKV – HPPE glove with full nitrile coating and sandy nitrile palm – Cut and puncture resistant glove with full nitrile coating – HexArmor 7090
  42. 42. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Assembly • Common Risks & Concerns – Cut/laceration from sharp edges – Good grip and dexterity required for handling smaller parts • Potential Solutions – HPPE Glove with Polyurethane Palm Coating – Magid CT500, GPD546 or GPD590 – Kevlar and Lycra Blended Gloves with Polyurethane Palm Coating – Magid KEV4326 or KEV4327
  43. 43. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Cut Resistant Gloves for Extreme Hazards • HexArmor® Gloves – Ideal for applications requiring cut and puncture resistance – Performance is enhanced through the configuration of tiny guard plates making them effective for even the most extreme hazards • Metal Mesh Gloves – Ultimate cut resistance – Manufactured from either stainless steel or titanium, mesh is durable, corrosion proof and will withstand the harshest environments
  44. 44. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 Increase Compliance & Awareness • Incorporate cut resistance into every day clothing solutions such as Magid ORG900PT • High visibility glove solutions to increase employee awareness • Employee Training
  45. 45. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 In closing • Eliminating Cut and Laceration Injuries – Evaluate the risk – Understand the challenges – Eliminate the hazard through engineering or administrative controls – Select PPE offering performance characteristics that best match the requirements of the task
  46. 46. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 QUESTIONS? Matt Block Director of Health & Safety Services Phone: (773) 289-1365 Cell Phone: (630) 235-6100 Email: MattBlock@MagidGlove.com
  47. 47. Laceration Cessation Seminar The Best Value In Safety Solutions Since 1946 THANK YOU

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