Category Archives: Work Gloves

Changes Made to ANSI Hand Safety Standards

ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 addresses the classification and testing of hand protection for specific performance properties related to mechanical protection (cut-resistance, puncture resistance, and abrasion resistance), chemical protection (permeation resistance, degradation), and other performance characteristics such as ignition resistance and vibration reductions based on standardized test methods. Understanding the ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 update is important when choosing the correct level of hand protection Read more [...]

Infographic: Hand Safety and Glove Guidelines for the Oil and Gas Industry

Hand injuries are #1 on the list of recordable incidents each year for the oil and gas industry. Hand protection efforts in this industry are getting a serious boost. Improved glove guidelines (known as the "global glove guidelines") and the use of impact gloves are increasingly preventing hand injuries as more oil and gas companies begin adopting them. Using the proper hand protection will improve the safety and productivity of workers in any industry. Read more [...]

Improved Glove Guidelines for the Oil and Gas Industry

impact gloves for oil and gas workers
As the number of oil and gas industry workers has grown in recent years to more than 400,000, hand injuries are on the rise, too. Hand and finger injuries lead the oil and gas industry’s recordable incidence rates every year. Data from IADC’s 2009 Incident Statistics Program (ISP) indicate that 34% of recordable incidents and 20% of lost-time incidents fall in this category. According to the latest data from the National Safety Council, the average cost of a single hand injury is $21,918 (indemnity Read more [...]

A Useful Guide on Temperature Limits for Glove Materials

Work Gloves for Extreme Tempuratures
The selection of proper hand protection begins with an evaluation of the job application and the hazards present. One of the hazards that must be considered is temperature - both extreme cold and extreme heat. This useful chart can be used as a starting point in the process of selecting the right gloves. These ratings are to be used as a general guideline only, as there are too many possible variances in field conditions verses controlled testing environments. For example, the weight of the item Read more [...]

Why Impact Gloves Work

The construction and oil field industries are rough on the hands, yet hands are essential to those jobs. Continuous vibration and impact, such as from pneumatic machinery, can lead to debilitating injuries, which cost employees and employers time and money. To help avoid these losses, impact safety gloves are an important piece of protection equipment. Hazards at the Work Site As many as half of all recorded industrial injuries are related to the hands and fingers. Anyone who regularly uses handheld Read more [...]

Tips for Choosing Better Safety Gloves

Your hands are two of your most important appendages, so it pays to protect them. There a variety of safety gloves available, but it can be hard to know which ones are the best for a particular profession or situation. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect pair of safety gloves. Determine the hazards The first step to choosing the correct glove is to determine the materials that will be handled and any hazards, such as extreme temperatures, biohazardous substances, harsh chemicals, or electrical Read more [...]

Lack of Protective Equipment to Blame for Oil Spill Cleanup Worker Health Issues?

This week, a Center for Progressive Reform report highlights a lack of workplace safety procedures as being a key contributing factor of health issues and complaints reported by some Gulf oil spill cleanup workers. Besides safety training and chemical exposure monitoring, there have been concerns regarding the lack of protective equipment used by cleanup workers. One of the main problems, according to the report, is the programs themselves (known as the National and Regional Contingency Plans) Read more [...]

What Does It Mean When A Work Glove Is Marked Chrome-free?

Written on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 When a work glove is marked chrome-free, this refers to the processing of the leather used to construct durable and absorbent work gloves, children’s shoes, and also used in automobile interiors. The tanning process used in a chrome-free work glove utilizes a variety of different substances in order to attain softness and the ability to withstand rotting when exposed to water. Chrome-free tanning also reduces the incidence of allergic reactions as opposed to Read more [...]

What Are The Most Popular Uses Of Chemical Resistant Gloves?

Hand protection is very important in certain professions, and the use of chemical resistant gloves has everyday applications, as well. While wearing gloves might be uncomfortable or annoying, the truth is in certain circumstances it’s not only mandatory, but also a safety measure in particular lines of work. The more comfortable and flexible the glove, the better the chance of compliance with established standards without compromising the health and safety of the wearer. What are some of the most Read more [...]