Hand

Choosing the Right Safety Gloves

February 1, 2023

By: Rick Pedley, Contributor A worker’s hands are an invaluable tool, so it’s crucial to protect them from potential hazards on the job. Safety gloves aim to do just that, but each pair is equipped with different features that protect workers’ hands from a range of worksite dangers. Workers should consider various factors when choosing…

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You CAN Have It All

February 1, 2023

Safety, Comfort, Efficiency and Cost Savings in Hand Protection for the Busy Safety Professional. By: Jamie Bonnema, Contributor According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 100,000 workers are impacted by hand injuries yearly. But when you’re busy on the job and the options seem limitless, it can be difficult to find…

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Latex Versus Nitrile Gloves: Which One Is Right for Your Needs?

February 1, 2023

By: Shana McGuinn, Contributor You are in the process of selecting hand protection for your employees. You’ve narrowed it down to either nitrile or latex gloves, but you’re a bit confused about the differences between the two. Which one would be better for the applications and tasks in your workplace? Is one more comfortable than…

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Magid Unveils VersaTek™ Work Glove Coating for Amplified Grip in Multiple Environments

January 18, 2023

Magid’s new VersaTek™ coating is an intelligent and durable technology that adapts to almost any environment so workers can get the job done without having to sacrifice safety, comfort, grip, or dexterity. What makes this new palm coating one-of-a-kind? Specially engineered stabilizers allow this intelligent coating technology to read the environment and adapt to amplify…

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Three Gloves, One Mission: Comfortable Compliance

January 13, 2023

With long-lasting comfort comes increased compliance. That’s the thought behind the SmartFlex™ 400 Series hand protection from Brass Knuckle®. Three gloves, each designed with a 13-gauge nylon shell offering abrasion resistance, uncoated back and wrist to encourage all-day wear, and ultra-thin polyurethane coating on the palm and finger area for an amazingly sensitive gripping surface.…

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OSHA 1910.138: Hand Protection

January 4, 2023

“The OSHA 1910.138 statute is instrumental in defining that the proper glove protection should be chosen when hazards are present. This selection process is a complex one when consumers realize the multiple hazards that a workforce can be exposed to, along with the vast amount of hand protection options in the market. At SHOWA, resources…

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ANSI/ISEA 105-2016: Hand Protection Classification

January 4, 2023

“As a manufacturer that focuses on cut resistant gloves, the 2016 standard helped close the gaps between cut levels, particularly the A4 and A5 ranges.  The addition of four more cut levels helped us to develop products specific to end-user needs that had not been previously met.” Armor Guys, 310-504-1380, www.armorguys.com Hand injuries are not…

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Prevent Cold Stress with 3 Steps for Choosing Winter PPE

January 4, 2023

Safety is a full-time job that doesn’t get any easier in the winter months when extreme temperatures, high winds, and wet conditions give safety managers and workers more to worry about. Workers who are exposed to cold environments are at risk for cold stress which can lead to dangerous conditions such as hypothermia, frostbite, trench…

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Brass Knuckle®, Application-Specific Protective Gloves Are Easy to Source

December 2, 2022

The hand is the leading body part injured at work and treated in hospital emergency departments, with acute hand and finger injuries sending over one million workers to the emergency room annually in the U.S. Brass Knuckle® offers a complete line of gloves for maximum protection along with comfort and dexterity — and the company…

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Bringing Comfort, Dexterity & Durability to Cut Protection

November 1, 2022

By: Wekasinghe Dushan, Contributor The industrial worker faces several daunting challenges every day, and having the right tools is always critical for their success. However, the most essential tools are their hands. In challenging industrial environments, hands are the most exposed part of the body for injury. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…

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