A full body harness that’s actually comfortable, emergency showers and eyewashes that you can use in winter weather and a device that eliminates static electricity. These were among the top occupational safety and health products featured on ISHN.com this week.
These are mechanized gloves – exoskeletons -- that help workers gain a stronger grasp on tools, or else operate in reverse to help workers who have trouble opening some fingers on their hands to grasp tools.
The EksoVest is used on Ford assembly lines. The upper-body exoskeletal tool is designed by a partnership between Ford and California-based Ekso Bionics.
The International Glove Association is now accepting registrations for its 2019 Glove Symposium. Conference is to be held Sunday, March 17, 2019 to Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, NV.
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Within industries there are multiple hazards that require multiple types of hand protection. That’s one of the key findings of the 2017 PPE Hand Protection CLEAReport from Clear Seas Research, which took a deep dive into the factors that influence hand protection purchasing decisions.
For Ron Hope, value safety manager for Luck Companies, the range of gloves on the market can be confusing. In his industry, the primary wearers of hand impact protection are maintenance workers carrying out tasks involving heavy lifting, handling steel and swinging hammers.