Why are hand injuries the most frequent claim reported in the Landscape Industry?

Author, Drew Garcia, with Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, is the program director for NALP’s Worker’s Compensation Program

The landscape industry experiences frequent hand, wrist and finger injuries - they are the three most frequent types of Workers Compensation claims.  Employees complain their personal protection equipment (i.e., gloves) limit dexterity, prohibiting finger movement, causing difficulty in performing their jobs.  As a result, employees remove their safety gloves to perform their job-related activities, and experience hand, wrist and finger injuries.

To help reduce the number of hand, wrist and finger injuries, it is important to find a glove that fits comfortably, forms to the hand and allows for maximum dexterity, while providing superior protection.

Rancho Mesa has partnered with StoneBreaker Gloves, a leader in glove manufacturing, to offer a discount of 25% off our clients' orders with a promo code (Contact your broker for the code).  StoneBreaker has designed gloves specifically for Professional Landscapers and carries a range of products from the standard dipped glove to a 28 piece crafted leather glove.  

While Rancho Mesa has negotiated discounted pricing, it is not making any profit on the sales of StoneBreaker gloves. Rancho Mesa simply feels it is our job to connect the dots in an effort to better protect our clients.

Please visit www.stone-breaker.com to purchase your safety gloves.  If you purchase gloves from StoneBreaker, be sure to send us pictures of your employees wearing them, so we can relay your commitment to safety with the carrier!