Winter can be a real drag, especially if you don’t have adequate protection for your environment. Effective PPE is a must during this time of year, when outdoor weather conditions can limit your ability to work and use your hands uncovered. When looking for your next winter glove, here are a few things to keep in mind.
We are a family-owned business based in Goteberg, Sweden and founded in 1959 as a Trading Company for Technical Fibers. Eureka Safety is the PPE division of Y. Berger & Co AB launched in 2009 as a logical extension of our expertise in technical materials and technical knowledge and history of glovemaking.
Not long ago gloves were considered just another uncomfortable piece of PPE that one was obliged to wear. Leather was the material of choice for premium protection, while less expensive fabric offered basic hand coverage.
Pankaj Singh is a recent Ph.D. graduate in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. He is also a co-founder of OrthoFit Inc, a new company developing smart wearables and software. ISHN interviewed Pankaj by email to discuss smart glove wearables.
Radians, a global leader in safety solutions, recently launched ten new gloves. They have been aggressively adding new glove styles since 2015, growing their product offering by 300%.
According to Bob Kelsey, Radians’ product manager for hand protection, “We want to be the company that safety professionals turn to for durable, comfortable, and affordable work gloves that satisfy a variety of job site applications.
The primary way to avoid hand and finger injuries is to ensure hands are kept out of the “danger zone” while a work task is performed. Evaluate each work task and ensure that it is being performed in the safest manner possible. Personal responsibilities to keep your hands out of the “danger zone” include:
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 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.
Optimal grip has been called the pinnacle of selecting work gloves. It’s critical in almost any industry you can think of. Poor grip can lead to a host of problems. Of course there’s more to hand protection than glove grip. Different work requires different types of gripping gloves.
Radians, a leading manufacturer of high performance safety products, recently launched three new Kamori™ by Radians® white grain goat skin driver gloves, the RWG50, the RWG51, and the RWG52.
Both the RWG50 and RWG52 have been tested to an ANSI Cut rating of A4 and an EN388 cut rating of 5. They both feature an ergonomic keystone thumb, aramid lining, and a slip-on cuff. Additionally, the RWG50 features dense, yellow-green TPR overlays on the back of the hand for added abrasion resistance and impact protection.