• Workplace Hand Impact and Cut Injuries Continue To Be High
Serious hand injuries can drastically change a person’s life and yet in many cases, the injury could have been preventable, or at least minimised by wearing appropriate hand protection.

Aside from cuts, the most common type of hand injury is a crush injury, which occurs when a worker’s hand becomes trapped between two objects. This can cause severe bruising, broken bones, nerve damage, and even amputation. Crush injuries can be particularly severe if the objects involved are heavy or if the worker is unable to free their hand in time.

The next most common type of hand injury is an impact injury. This type of injury is caused by a direct blow to the hand, which can cause fractures, dislocations, and deep tissue damage. Impact injuries can also be caused by repetitive motions such as hammering, which can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.

Safe Work Australia statistics* show that:-

  • The wrist and hand were the most common site of injury at 38% of all work-related hospitalisations in Australia
  • The majority of these involved fingers or thumbs (24% of work-related hospitalisations).
A recent report into the Safety Performance In The WA Mineral Industry- 2019/2020* also showed that:-

  • 16% of the serious injuries are hand related, and;
  • The top 3 hand injuries included:-
    • 42% of hand injuries where a hand was caught by or in between a machine
    • 13% struck by an object
    • 10% Contact with a tool
The same report also showed that onsite injuries sustained consisted of the following types of hand injury:-
  • Hand Impact & Crush Injury – 56%
  • Hand Cut and Laceration Injury – 33%
  • Hand Penetration and Puncture Injury – 11%


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About Bunzl Safety and Lifting

Bunzl Safety and Lifting offers an integrated approach to the selection, supply, service, and replacement of safety products, resulting in our ability to manage the complete life cycle of your personal and workplace safety requirements. Bunzl Safety and Lifting is a leading manufacturer of safety products, we provide the very best in workwear, corporate wear, PPE, footwear, materials handling, load restraint, and recovery,height safety, and site safety. We are also a leading supplier of some of the best industrial safety brands on the market, including Mack, Ninja, Contego, Boomerang, Beaver, B-Safe, WS Workwear, Frontier, Black Rat, Robertsons, 3M, Honeywell, Ansell, Bolle Safety, DuPont, Donaghys, MSA, Moldex, Steel Blue, Oliver, uvex, Sqwincher, MaxiFlex, DNC Workwear, Mayo Hardware, Gunnebo Industries, Skylotech and Blundstone. We also offer a range of services including product specialisation and consolidation, custom embroidery and branding, lifting equipment and inspections, NATA Accredited testing and services, height safety installed systems and training, managed inventory, eCommerce and digital solutions, clothing fitouts and yearly uniform issues, ethical sourcing, Indigenous Engagement, and environmental responsibility. We have an Australia-wide network of branches that ensures fast shipping across the country.

Bunzl Brands & Operations Pty Ltd (BBO) located at 55 Sarah Andrews Close Erskine Park NSW 2579 quality scope covers: manufacturing, importing, wholesaling, repairing and testing of lifting, rigging equipment, winches, hoists and materials handling products. The manufacture of synthetic slings and webbing products including load restraint and height safety equipment. Manufacture, import, wholesale and distribution of PPE products, workwear and hand tools. Design and development of products and services and the provision of mechanical testing services.