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A Few Must Have’s When Choosing Your Winter Work Gloves

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A Few Must Have’s When Choosing Your Winter Work Gloves

With the first official day of winter just days away, it’s an appropriate time to outline some of the key features that are vital to make sure are included in your winter work gloves. Number one on the list is a glove lining to keep your hands warm in the chilly weather. You should look for gloves that have an insulating and/or moisture-wicking liner, preferably both! A glove liner that wicks moisture away from your hands will help to keep them dry and warm, which will keep you comfortable and able to keep working without interruption. One great type of wicking...

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Hand Protection for the Mining Industry

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Hand Protection for the Mining Industry

Working in the mining industry is no easy task. There are many risks with taking on this type of employment, even the risk of death. In recent decades, after facing some pretty tragic mining accidents, many more regulations have been put in place to protect miners from injury and death. With the increase in research, development, and technology, some mines are even moving towards more automated systems, where humans aren’t even required to enter the mine shaft. Even still, we must address the safety concerns and protection procedures that should be in place when humans are working in and around mines. One...

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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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Some Really Great Benefits of Touch Screen Work Gloves

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Some Really Great Benefits of Touch Screen Work Gloves

We all know how important it is to wear gloves when you’re working in a potentially hazardous situation, with tools or machinery that could cause injury to your hands. By wearing gloves while working, you significantly reduce your chance of being injured on the job. Research has shown that one of the most vulnerable times during the work day is when gloves have been removed for a brief moment to use a tablet or other touch screen device. Nowadays, with the ubiquity of technology, it is no surprise that these sorts of devices are showing up on construction sites, automotive garages,...

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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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