It's worse than that.
It wasn't that long ago when no one used dust collection, face masks, safety glasses, and hearing protection.
Now there's very few who don't realize the benefits of such measures.
I've worn ear protection for a good 30 plus years in computer rooms. Still I have to wear hearing aids from the first 5 or so years of working in computer rooms w/o ear protection and age (77). I took a few woodworking classes at a community college. These classes are usually 50% old pharts like myself needing to enhance their skills and 50% young kids looking to fill an elective course.
Usually in the first meeting of the class, I would take out the hearing aid and tell the students that they could buy a pair at Costco for about $2000 or ear protection muffs for about $20 at HD.
About 3 weeks into the semester, I was the only one with ear protection. I had a coupon from Harbor Freight and the muffs were on sale. I bought 10 pair, about $21 total. I got to class early and put the muffs in a box with a sign, "Free but if you take one you must wear it in the shop".
It took over a month before all 10 pair were taken. Our class room was used for about 12 classes a week.
How does it go? You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
As for the fingerless gloves. . . GE issued them to all wiremen that did lacing of cables for the Apollo project. I still have mine. And "No I don't wear them near rotating machinery."