The ANSI/ISEA 138:2019 standard fills a critical gap in the industrial glove standards infrastructure. One question often asked by end-users is: what performance level is appropriate for application needs?
ISHN Magazine recognizes the most innovative personal protection equipment and occupational health and safety products of 2020
July 14, 2020
Thousands of ISHN subscribers voted online for the most innovative personal protection equipment (PPE) and occupational health and safety products, and now the results of ISHN's 2020 Readers' Choice Awards are in!
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, injuries to hands accounted for nearly 25 percent of all lost-time industrial injuries - a total of 110,000 annually. Seventy percent of those injuries resulted when an employee was not wearing safety gloves, while the other 30 percent of hand injuries occurred while an employee was wearing the wrong kind of gloves.
SW Safety, the leader in premium performance hand protection announced that they have pressed command-S for the final time and gone live with the new www.swsafety.com website. The new site, designed from the ground-up, is one of the final steps of implementing the company’s brand refresh that was enthusiastically received at the NSC Show last year.
We have gradually come to depend on cell phones and their apps for more and more information about our daily lives. The latest trend seems to be health monitoring that allows the average person to keep an eye on their vital stats. The future of hand protection is moving in much the same direction.
In considering very cheap cut-resistant gloves we may well be led to wonder, how could these supposedly hi-tech gloves be so cheap, and are they real or fake? Having been involved in the PPE glove industry for many years, I believe the truth lies somewhere in between.
The newest additions to the CALIBER™ glove line from Cordova Safety Products feature soft grain goatskin leather with 360-degree ANSI Cut Level A5 protection. The unique cut & sewn HPPE/Steel linings match the construction of the leather outer providing better comfort and flexibility.
Among the articles in the October 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we answer questions on dangerous dusts, discuss respiratory protection programs and the risks and benefits of smoke tubes, and learn how to get creative with training programs.