THE VALUE OF HANDS
Our hands do so much for us. They are an amazing multifaceted device, capable of touching, feeling, holding, greetings, and more.
Our hands can perform extremely gentle and precise actions, such as typing a message on our phone, or painting a picture. They also enable us to perform heavy labour, such as digging with a shovel or using a jackhammer to drill through concrete.
We use our hands to feel whether something is rough or smooth, hot or cold, sharp or dull. We hold a child’s hand as we cross the street. We stroke our dogs. They enable us to feed ourselves. Our fingerprints are our own unique form of identification. Even when we’re talking, our hands are a key part of who we are and what we say.
Hands are a vitally important part of our everyday lives. They are the most indispensable tool that we own or use, but what’s more – our hands come with no spare parts!
There is nothing close to replacing our hands’ usefulness and adaptability. Can you imagine what your life would be like without one or more of your fingers or even one of your hands?
Having said this, despite everything our hands do for us, we expose them to such risk. Hand injuries continue to be the most common form of injury on sites. See the statistics below:
As organisations, we have a moral obligation to ensure there is recognition of the value of hands, and therefore, a commitment to hand injury reduction. Hands belong to people, and we know that people are the biggest asset in any company.
At STALSEN, everything we do is focussed around keeping hands safe, and that takes more than just the glove. We are on a journey to making hand injuries history, and we would love you to be a part of it!