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World day for safety and health at work 2022

Statistics show that injuries to hands and feet are the most common injuries requiring sick leaves longer than three days. With the right gear, many of these injuries are preventable.

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated annually on 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.

At Ejendals, we have a long history of reducing the risk of preventable injuries to hands and feet. We’ve been doing it for 70 years.

Statistics show that injuries to hands and feet are the most common injuries requiring sick leaves longer than three days. With the right gear, many of these injuries are preventable.
Source: Eurostat, accidents at work in 28 countries, 2016. Injuries causing sick leave >3 days

A new report with statistics from the Swedish insurance company, Afa Försäkring, shows that for women, hand injuries due to serious occupational accidents are most common in occupational groups in healthcare, restaurants and trade. For men, occupational groups in metal, industry and construction account for the most accidents. The risk of suffering hand injuries is highest for both sexes among construction woodworkers.

The report states that age is important for the risk of suffering a hand injury. The cause of the injury also looks different depending on age and gender. 

For women, the risk of suffering a hand injury is highest in the age groups 16–25 years and 56–64 years. The younger group usually works in the restaurant industry or in the food industry and in this group burns and wounds are most common. The older group of women usually work in healthcare and suffer hand fractures in connection with a fall accident.

Younger men are more likely to suffer hand injuries than older men. For men aged 16–25, the risk of a hand injury is 1.2 times higher than the average for all men. The main cause of hand injuries for younger men is work with hand-held tools and the most common injuries are wound injury and fracture of fingers.

Below you will find product recommendations for healthcare workers and construction woodworkers.

Ejendals Safety Concept

We provide more than just gloves and shoes, we provide an entire Safety Concept aimed at zero injuries to hands and feet in the workplace.

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How to reduce the risk of serious injury

A systematic approach to improving safety will both reduce the risk for serious injuries to happen but also lead to better working processes in the company. Get inspired by Ejendals CEO Anders Carlsson.

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Our development of new products is a process that takes place in close collaboration with our customers and in-depth statistics of this kind.
Our brand JALAS, has recently launched two new shoe models, JALAS SPOC WHITE, that are specially developed for employees in healthcare and have the following protective properties:

  • Slip-resistant outsole with excellent grip.
  • SpOc soles all contain electroconductive threads to eliminate static electricity that can harm sensetive electronic equipment.
  • Functional shock absorbing materials prevent injuries to your feet and back.
  • Polyester lining that keep your feet dry and cool.
  • BOA  ® Fit System - a quick closing device that makes it easy to get in and out of your shoes.



For construction woodworkers we recommend the TEGERA PRO Collection. TEGERA PRO are our most popular safety gloves. A collection created in close collaboration with professionals. Every detail is the result of years of research and development with placing the greatest emphasis on comfort, safety, and ergonomics.

The TEGERA PRO Collection offers many different models because a safety glove should never be “about right” for the purpose. It must be exactly right. Only then will it protect you properly.