According to the University of Wales College of Medicine, bar workers often sustain cuts from bar glassware, many of which involve deep structures such as ligaments, and are disabling.
A study on the risk of occupational glass injury in bar staff revealed that 41% of bar workers in South Wales have sustained bar glass injury. Fifteen per cent of these had sustained five or more separate “sharp” injuries from broken glassware. After 13% of incidents, treatment had been sought in an emergency unit.
Another study found that 74% of bar staff reported lacerations from broken glassware at work, and of these, 18% were injured on more than 10 occasions. In addition, most of those questioned had had some contact with body fluids such as blood, vomit, urine, and faeces, increasing the risk of hepatitis B. Straight sided one pint glasses were responsible for two thirds of all injuries, usually during stacking and washing.
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