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Document ID (ISN)102600
CIS number 03-1759
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sorock G.S., Lombardi D.A., Peng D.K., Hauser R., Eisen E.A., Herrick R.F., Mittleman M.A.
Title Glove use and the relative risk of acute hand injury: A case-crossover study
Bibliographic information Mar. 2004, Vol.1, No.3, p.182-190. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between glove use and traumatic occupational hand injury. A case-crossover design was used to control differences between individuals such as occupation, injury history, age, sex, risk-taking behaviour, manual dexterity and muscle strength. 1188 hand-injured workers were interviewed regarding the use of glove at the time of the injury. The self-reported average duration of glove use in the previous month was the measure of expected wearing of gloves. 19% of the workers reported wearing gloves at the time of the injury. The expected glove use in the past month of work was 27.9%. Glove use was associated with a lower risk of laceration and punctures, but not crush, fractures, avulsions, amputations and dislocations.
Descriptors (primary) hand injuries; protective gloves
Descriptors (secondary) case study; epidemiology; fractures; length of exposure; wounds; traumatic amputation; contusion; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Hand and arm protection