When using machinery, pinch points can catch workers when they are not looking. Pulleys and belts can form in-running nips, a type of pinch point that can draw the hand in and cause severe damage. Here’s what to do:
Wear work gloves when handling rough materials and when hands are directly involved with lifting or moving objects.
A breakdown of the five most common hand injuries in the workplace include lacerations (63%), crushes (13%), avulsions or detachments (8%), punctures (6%) and fractures (5%), according to the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina.
Every year work gloves and sleeves improve to offer stronger protection with higher cut resistance and better insulation from heat. And while these innovations are crucial to safety, another equally important aspect of protection is comfort.
The articles in this eBook have one aim: to protect your workers from the wear, tear and long-term punishment their hands might have to endure: sprains, strains, tears, soreness, pain, cuts, lacerations, punctures, bruises, contusions, fractures and amputations.
Just as winter continues to pound the nation, Tilman is pleased to debut their new winter glove for 2018, the 1403, that focuses on keeping hands warm, dry and you looking good.
The 1403 is a Winters Driver style glove made from Tillman’s supple, top grain Goatskin that outwears other leathers of the same weight with great abrasion resistance for durable hand protection yet offers that broken in feeling right off the shelf.
The International Glove Association’s 2018 Glove Symposium will be held in Destin, Florida, March 18 -20, 2018. This year the focus is on education. The symposium will have multiple opportunities to build your knowledge of the work glove industry.
The latest launch of new products from Steiner Industries introduces an innovative new concept of TIG glove to add to their extensive offering of high-performance TIG welding gloves. Drawing upon design concepts from one of Steiner Industries’ most successful innovations ever, the Pro-Series IronFlex® TIG 0260, the NEW IronFlex® TIG 0261 blends the unique design features of a mechanic’s glove, a TIG glove and a driver’s style glove to achieve the ultimate balance between TIG welding and material handling.
Every workplace has unique health and safety requirements: office settings aren’t hard-hat zones and crab fishers don’t worry about typing-related carpal tunnel syndrome. Yet hand safety is a concern regardless of environment or job type.