The safety industry continues to make strides in the materials and technology used to create cut-resistant gloves, sleeves, and clothing. PPE that used to be made of stiff fabric that trapped heat and moisture is now available in a variety of materials that are more comfortable with each new innovation.
Currently, there are no hand protection standards for measuring hand impact reduction. Manufacturers are not required to test the impact protection of their gloves, so how do you evaluate and compare impact protection offered by various glove models?
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 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.
If something were to happen to your hands, chances are that you could learn to adapt your daily routines, but it would most certainly be a life-changing experience. The aim of this article is to look at five simple statistics that on their own may seem irrelevant, but when put together will give you with a new perspective on safety.
A disposable glove re-evaluation can lead to improved protection, efficiency and possible glove consolidation. Every facility has its own unique complex processes and tasks. A close examination of each process and the elements the user comes in contact with will lead to the best glove choice.
You’ve seen plenty of occupational injury stats, here is one that’s startling: In 2012, workers suffered 186,830 nonfatal injuries to the hands and wrists serious enough to warrant days away from work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Among the articles in the December 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have advice for employers on COVID-compliant manufacturing facilities, delve deep into dropped object hazards and provide a detailed analysis on whistleblowers and ethics from one of our thought leadership columnists.