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Bar workers have a high probability to cut wounds from broken glassware

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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 […]