Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Hand Safety

Instinct vs Protocol: How Safety in The Workplace is Evolving

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Instinct vs Protocol: How Safety in The Workplace is Evolving

No matter what industry you work in, you know that safety is paramount. There are many ways to approach safety policies, but this week we’re talking about behavior-based safety procedures. What is behavior-based safety, you might be asking? Well, it is a natural response to any sort of hazard. It comes down to the innate safety mechanism that humans have within them, sometimes known as the flight or fight response. The problem is, that over time, an employee becomes so used to their work environment that they lose the edge off of this instinct begins to fade away. When you become acclimated...

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How Safety Has Evolved Over the Years

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How Safety Has Evolved Over the Years

No matter what industry you find yourself employed in, there is no doubt that safety is one of the key focus points when it comes to completing tasks. An awareness of safety is actually something that humans have built in, it is a natural instinct to react to a dangerous situation. You might recognize the term “fight of flight”. This sort of behavior-based safety protocol has existed for centuries because it is applicable in any circumstance; from nature to the workforce. However, behavior-based safety often diminishes in its effect once individuals become more acclimated to their environment and don’t recognize hazards...

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How Cut Resistant Gloves are Tested

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How Cut Resistant Gloves are Tested

Have you ever wondered what it takes for a glove to actually qualify as a cut resistant glove? You ought to consider the qualifications, considering these gloves are the barrier of protection between your hands and sharp tools, materials, and machinery. There are two major standards that are used in determining the cut resistance levels of work gloves. One, called the ANSI/ISEA is used in North America, and the other, EN 388, is used in Europe and Asia. In the North American Standard, there are 9 parts of the process to determine the cut resistance of a glove: A sample of the...

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Some Technical Terms Used in the Glove Industry You May Not Know

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Some Technical Terms Used in the Glove Industry You May Not Know

This week you can really up your game with your glove knowledge! We’ve rounded up some different technical glove terms you might not be aware of. Hopefully after working your way through the rest of this article you’ll be able to make more informed decisions when purchasing gloves. Palm Coatings There are 6 major types of palm coatings that you’ll encounter. Flat Nitrile: This type of palm coating is capable of protecting wearers from numerous types of hazards and is super popular because it is inherently puncture and tear resistant and can also hold up in oil-use applications. It also...

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Work Gloves for Construction

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Work Gloves for Construction

When it comes to selecting work gloves for use at a construction site, there are three main categories that you might shop from. We’ve rounded up our top picks for each category.   General Purpose Lightweight Work Gloves:   Tsunami Grip 500 NFT Nitrile Coated Work Glove: This glove is constructed with a 15-gauge nylon shell, making it super lightweight. It also features a foam nitrile coating that offers wearers an excellent grip in wet and dry conditions while maintaining the finger sensitivity you need to perform intricate tasks. They are also super well-fitting and are breathable, making them easy...

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