Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Hand Safety

Common Misunderstandings Of Cut Proof Gloves

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Common Misunderstandings Of Cut Proof Gloves

Lets start this article off by debunking the most blatant misunderstanding when it comes to cut proof gloves: there is no such thing. There is no glove on the market that can protect against all risks of cuts. While technology has allowed gloves to be constructed out of some pretty strong materials, every material has its breaking point and can be cut at some point. What we do have, however are cut resistant gloves. So keep reading to learn and be reminded of the most commonly misunderstood facts when it comes to cut resistant gloves.  Cut Resistant means Cut Proof. We...

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Accelerator Free Gloves Q&A

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Accelerator Free Gloves Q&A

We get get many questions about accelerator free gloves and rightfully so. As you likely know, latex gloves cause many people to experience allergic reactions, which has turned many people towards using nitrile gloves instead, because nitrile doesn’t pose the same threat of allergies. However, now with the prominent use of nitrile gloves, we’re seeing more and more people develop sensitivities to nitrile exam gloves as well. Vinyl is left being one of the few other glove options that can be used in a medical or exam situation, however vinyl gloves do not offer the same protection nor elasticity as...

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Why Are Coated Gloves So Popular?

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Why Are Coated Gloves So Popular?

Glove coatings have become a very popular feature when it comes to selecting a pair of work gloves. While there are several types of glove coatings (we’ll look into those later) the benefit they all provide is some level of enhanced grip for your task.   Traditional dipped gloves are made by taking the knitted base of the glove and dipping it into the selected coating material. There are different ways to coat a glove: a partial dip that covers palms and fronts of fingers, a ¾ dip, and a fully dipped glove.   One of the newest developments in...

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A Guide to Various Palm Coatings on Work Gloves

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A Guide to Various Palm Coatings on Work Gloves

When it comes to palm coatings on work gloves, how do you know which is the right type of coating for your job? We’ve rounded up a simple guide that will show you the basic benefits and downfalls of popular coating materials to help you find the perfect coating for you. Nitrile Coating Benefits: This synthetic material is very strong and doesn’t pose allergy threats. It has high resistance to abrasions. Downfalls: Lacking in grip and stretch/flexibility compared to other materials. Grip: Good grip in dry conditions, poor grip in wet conditions. Industry Use: Perfect for general contracting and carpentry....

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Hand Safety, Know the Basics

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Hand Safety, Know the Basics

Here’s your fun fact of the week: hands are the second most common body part to be injured in the workplace. But the thing is, these injuries can be virtually eliminated with some simple safety precautions. Check out 5 quick tips that you can implement in your work place to create a safer environment.   Conduct Essential Training: Employees must be trained on proper procedures they should follow to prevent injury. This includes topics like appropriate equipment use, equipment limitations, and correct glove use. Glove training in particular should highlight the things that gloves CAN protect against as well as...

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