Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Workplace Safety

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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A Guide to Safer Hands in the Workplace

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A Guide to Safer Hands in the Workplace

When it comes to keeping your employees’ hands safe in the workplace, you’re always going to want to consider protection levels along with comfort and dexterity. Having protective gloves is useless if employees won’t wear them because their uncomfortable or too bulky to complete their job. If you’re in the market for new gloves for your employees, a great place to start is with a glove trial period. This would allow employees who are key influencers to test a variety of work gloves for protection, comfort, dexterity, and whatever other features are important for your workplace. Then, once a certain glove...

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Cut Resistant Gloves and Composite Yarns

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Cut Resistant Gloves and Composite Yarns

Everyone loves a good pair of cut resistant gloves, but do you know what the secret is behind a pair of protective, dexterous cut resistant gloves? The answer is composite yarn. You may be wondering what composite yarn is. It is essentially yarn that is enhanced with steel or fiberglass. Manufacturers take their already strong and durable yarn, and make it even stronger by adding these materials. There are three main factors (of course, aside from strength) that influence the cut resistant level of composite yarn. Hardness, lubricity, and rolling action are the three main factors. The harder the steel within the yarn...

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Workplace Biases that Can Lead to an Unsafe Work Environment

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We all form habits in our daily routines and in how we go about our tasks, which can lead to us developing a set of cognitive biases. In other words, we begin to function on autopilot, which can lead us down unsafe paths at times, especially in the workplace. Today we’re talking about a handful of cognitive biases and how you can combat them to ensure that your workplace remains safe.  Availability Bias: This bias tells us that our brains tend to focus on the most recent events, and give them more importance than they deserve. Rather than looking to the...

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COVID-19 Impact on Disposable Gloves and Strategies to Optimize Supply

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

t’s no surprise that in recent weeks every industry and every person has been impacted in some way by COVID-19. If you are in the health and medical industry, you’ve likely experienced difficulty with keeping supplies, like disposable gloves, replenished and in stock. We’ve rounded up some helpful tips and strategies to help you make the most of your disposable glove supply while navigate this strange time.  Reserve sterile gloves for necessary surgical and sterile procedures only. Consider using disposable gloves past their designated shelf-life (typically provided by the glove manufacturer) in situations where you’re not exposed to pathogens, like training....

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