Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Hand Safety

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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History of Leather Work Gloves

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History of Leather Work Gloves

The earliest evidence of leather being used as protection against tools and equipment was over 2 million years ago during the stone age.   Then, about 30,000-40,000 years ago we can see the development that humans made with leather goods as they began to perfect the construction of leather soles for shoes.   In ancient Egypt, about 12,000 ancient tanneries began popping up, used particularly to construct items for chariots, bow cases, and harnesses. As time progressed and weapons became more sophisticated, leather became more phased out as armor because it simply wasn’t strong enough to protect against this new...

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What’s Your Favorite Glove to Use in the Automotive Shop

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What’s Your Favorite Glove to Use in the Automotive Shop

If you work in the automotive industry you know that your hands take the brunt of the work and the risk. With the variety of tools, machinery, and chemicals used on a daily basis you understand that it is very important to have a proper pair of gloves to help mitigate any injuries.   When you’re choosing a pair of disposable gloves to use while working in an automotive shop, there are three main points you should keep in mind as you make your selection. First, you need to ensure that yourself and other employees grasp the level of risk...

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