Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Safety In The Workplace

A Helpful Guide To Hand Safety In The Workplace

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

When it comes to implementing a culture of safety, particularly hand safety, in the workplace it can be difficult at times. One of the main obstacles employers face is employee compliance. We’ve gathered some helpful ideas to combat that obstacle, and others, as you work to increase hand safety in your workplace.  Use the Necessary Equipment: Make sure that you are providing gloves that are “just right” in the amount of protection they’re offering. Gloves with too much protection for the task at hand can be more bulky and less comfortable, causing employees to neglect wearing them. Run a Trial: If...

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Cognitive Abilities and Skills Can Lead to an Unsafe Work Environment

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Cognitive Abilities and Skills Can Lead to an Unsafe Work Environment

When it comes to cognitive abilities and skills, we all naturally begin to develop what is called a cognitive bias over time. A cognitive bias is when we choose to ignore a baseline statistic or simply act in a default manner, without considering other options or solutions.   When we make decisions, we usually rely on assumptions based on what we have experienced previously. This allows us to make quick decisions, however, sometimes relying on these assumptions and biases can result in unsafe actions.   When it comes to developing and maintaining a safe work environment we must work to...

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Safety Gloves, What Are They Used For?

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Generally speaking, safety gloves are just that: gloves designed to keep you safe. Now, that is a very broad definition, and safety gloves can protect you from a huge variety of hazards like chemicals, cuts, burns, and more. The most important thing when it comes to safety gloves, is selecting a glove that is actually designed to protect you from the hazards you’re faced with. There are four main, common categories that require protection from safety gloves.  Cuts, Punctures & Abrasions: Most industries have the need to protect against this type of hazard. There are safety gloves that are rated with cut...

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Strategies That Can Help Create a Safer Work Environment

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Strategies That Can Help Create a Safer Work Environment

Whether you’re just starting out on creating a safety protocol for your work environment, or you’ve been following a particular procedure for many years, we believe there are always ways to make your work place even safer.   Take a look at some of these strategies and consider how you might implement them to create safer, more efficient work environments for you and your employees.   Take Breaks: One easy way to encourage employee health is by scheduling regular stretch breaks throughout the work day. This is particularly helpful for employees who are performing repetitive motions. By taking 5 minutes...

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