A COMPLETE OPTIMISED With the multitude of different public sector and building jobs in mind, SHOWA now offers a range of

gloves created entirely around the different applications and needs around each trade of the construction

industry. To make it easier to choose the correct glove for the type of application, we have identified a range

of trade-specific gloves grouped into 5 main categories of no more than 15 models. This ensures the number

of reference materials is optimised and purchase costs are reduced to a minimum, with gloves that meet the

specific needs of each different type of work. Grouped by work type, they consider three key factors: work

environment, the different hand movements to be performed and the types of protection required.

BREAKDOWN OF OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS LEADING TO PERMANENT DISABILITY ACCORDING TO THE AREA OF INJURY (France 2011 data)

4% HEAD 21% TORSO

3% FEET

22% ARMS

16% LEGS 5% AREASMULTIPLE2% INJURIESINTERNAL

2% EYESof all lost-time accidents involve hands

of all working days lost through accidents are due to hand injuries

25% HANDSof accidents involving hands lead to permanent disability

On top of these facts and figures, let s not forget there may be other direct and indirect costs that are often underestimated, or even unknown.

Labour costs Working time lost by the victim

and other employees

Medical visits after the accident and first aid

Replacing the employee, including recruitment and training

Costs of material losses Damage caused to equipment,

tools and work in progress

The use of first aid medication supplies

Administrative costs

The time required for enquiries into the causes of the accident

Production costs Time off work and loss

of earnings

Drops in productivity

Commercial costs Delays in delivery with possible

late delivery fines

Downturns in the quality of work

Deterioration of the company s image

Increases in insurance premiums

Other miscellaneous costs Fixed costs that are incurred even

when there is a stoppage in work

Transport for the victim

Any possible legal action

Punitive costs in the event of legal infringements

Cost of expertise

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