Employers have a legal responsibility to supply workers with protective gloves when the work calls for them. You’ve got to consider the hazards an employee’s hands will be exposed to, the appropriate materials needed for protection, the level of manual dexterity necessary, and other factors.
Here are few different types of gloves you may need to consider:
- Cut-resistant gloves. These can be made of anything from leather to Kevlar and should be used in any environment where workers’ hands are at risk of being cut by sharp metal or other hazards.
- Chemical-resistant gloves. Used when working with hazardous chemicals that can burn unprotected skin.
- Rubber safety gloves. Any time employees are working with live electrical wires or equipment, they should be equipped with insulated gloves that won’t conduct an electrical current.
- Heat protection gloves. Usually made with metal, these should protect employees’ hands from burns resulting from extreme heat or cold.
Employees are the most important asset of any business. Satisfied works are more productive. They are willing to strive to achieve company goals. A good employer-employee relationship is often the secret of a sucessful business.
Having workers compensation coverage can save you and your business from costly lawsuits and employee issues. The Weimer Group can provide you with a coverage program that is specifically tailored to meet your needs. If there is any time to review your PA workers compensation, the time is now.