Industrial professionals earn their roughneck name. Even in the best conditions, they are still engaging in one of the toughest jobs in the world. Therefore, keeping them safe is a constant priority. This is why we made sure that our Crudehands gloves provide a new level of protection that is superior to traditional TPR gloves by 100%. The following case studies are representative of common hand injuries that even the most experienced roughnecks can encounter on the job. With safety risks acting as a persistent variable within this vigorous lifestyle, it’s important to us to be mindful of these hazards so we can continue to offer the best protection possible.

The following were obtained from the international association of drill contractors.

BROKEN FINGER INJURY FROM LAYING OUT DRILL PIPE

The Incident: A floor man instructed to put nipples onto a drill pipe as it was being lowered from the floor to the catwalk removed a lifting cap prematurely, causing the drill pipe to tilt and fracture the floor man’s thumb.

The Result: It was determined that this incident was the result of a lack of awareness in regards to safety and job-site procedure. The solution was to open the lines of communication between rig personnel and supervisors, as well as implement additional SJA instruction.

HAND INJURY IS SUSTAINED DURING RIG MOVE

The Incident: A floor man instructed to put nipples onto a drill pipe as it was being lowered from the floor to the catwalk removed a lifting cap prematurely, causing the drill pipe to tilt and fracture the floor man’s thumb.

The Result: It was determined that this incident was the result of a lack of awareness in regards to safety and job-site procedure. The solution was to open the lines of communication between rig personnel and supervisors, as well as implement additional SJA instruction.

HAND INJURY THE RESULT OF GLOVED HAND CAUGHT IN PIPE SPINNER

The Incident: A floor man instructed to put nipples onto a drill pipe as it was being lowered from the floor to the catwalk removed a lifting cap prematurely, causing the drill pipe to tilt and fracture the floor man’s thumb.

The Result: It was determined that this incident was the result of a lack of awareness in regards to safety and job-site procedure. The solution was to open the lines of communication between rig personnel and supervisors, as well as implement additional SJA instruction.