Ansell Announces First Ergonomic Certified Industrial Glove Series
Ansell, a global leader in safety solutions, announces its best-selling HyFlex 11-93x series has been certified as the First Ergonomic Certified Industrial Glove Series after a thorough and comprehensive study performed by the industry leader in ergonomics testing within the United States, US Ergonomics. HyFlex 11-931, 11-937, and 11-939 gloves have been demonstrated to reduce muscle fatigue, increase grip performance, maximize hand and finger flexibility, and improve wrist posture and overall dexterity.
Various job functions expose workers to risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as working at awkward angles or pushing and pulling heavy objects. When these types of tasks are done repeatedly, the chance for injury increases exponentially. Overexertion or improper positioning of the hand day-in and day-out can result in serious hand injuries, including Carpal Tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries or trigger fingers. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, work related MSDs are among the most frequent reported causes of lost or restricted work time. The HyFlex 11-93x glove series actively works against these risks, significantly reducing hand muscle effort and improving wrist posture while performing tasks, even compared to barehanded movements.
“Hand fatigue and poor wrist angle are serious issues – so much so they can lead to serious muscle injuries or shortened careers for workers,” said Steve Genzer, President and General Manager of the Ansell Industrial Global Business Unit. “We’re proud to provide the first ergonomic certified industrial glove series, as well as continue to offer personal protective equipment that minimizes the risk of injuries over the short and long term career span and life of a worker.”
Benefits of ergonomic certified gloves include increased efficiency through improved grip performance and durability, less workplace hand-related injuries and a reduced need for workers to require time off to recover from hand-related issues. In addition to the ergonomic benefits, the HyFlex 11-93x series is the lightest weight, cut-resistant plus oil-repellent glove on the market, engineered to deliver hand protection from sharp, oil-coated objects while providing enhanced worker comfort and strategically reinforced ‘high wear’ regions for longer glove use and uninterrupted focus on the task at hand.
The HyFlex 11-93x series offers an unmatched combination of multi-risk protection and all-day comfort for automotive, manufacturing and metal fabrication industry workers. The gloves are available in XS to XXL (6-11) and meet EN 388 4X42B, ANSI A2 CUT and ANSI 4 ABR performance standards.
For more information about the HyFlex 11-93x series, visit http://www.ansell.com/comfortzone.
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