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Gloves that make the cut: What influences cut resistance

April 1, 2014
Cut-resistant gloves are designed to protect hands from direct contact with sharp edges such as glass, metal, ceramics and other materials.


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No job is too difficult wearing gloves

February 3, 2014
The anatomy of the human hand is complex, exact and intricate — a structure able to allow an unequalled array of movement.


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Glove coatings enhance grip and durability

February 3, 2014
Today’s cut-resistant gloves are made from space-age materials that have revolutionized hand protection.


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How to evaluate gloves without standardized testing

February 3, 2014
Hand impact protection is an issue that deserves serious attention when it comes to choosing the right gloves for your employees.


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Stop on-the-job needlestick injuries

February 3, 2014
When it comes to needles, no matter the size, from the smallest 33-gauge hypodermic needle to the biggest 7-gauge needle, it’s safe to assume that no one wants to accidentally get pricked by one.


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Off-the-job hand injury prevention

February 1, 2014

Most hand injuries can be prevented by adhering to simple, commonsense guidelines. When using a knife, never cut towards yourself. Protect your other hand by cutting away from your fingers to keep them out of harm’s way.


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Hand injuries are common, costly and largely preventable

January 28, 2014

Imagine life without the use of your hands. Suddenly, basic tasks in the workplace and at home – from operating a torque drill to turning the ignition key in your vehicle – become major obstacles. Clearly, our hands are vital tools for performing a myriad of essential life and work functions, not to mention the fact that they are one of our primary points of contact with the world around us.


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Choosing the right glove

May 9, 2013

Does your work involve the use of chemicals? You might think that injury to employees’ hands through exposure to chemicals is a thing of the past in workplaces. The risks are so well documented and the methods of protection so well known. But think again.


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Minor hand injuries can become major if infected

May 7, 2013

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to lose a finger? A thumb? A hand? Both hands? Your arms and hands are the tools you need to do a variety of tasks, both job-related and personal.


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OSHA estimates 320,000 disabling hand injuries annually

May 6, 2013

OSHA has determined that workers involved in a wide range of occupations are exposed to a significant risk of death or injury from being struck by various objects in the workplace.


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