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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 [...]

Beat the Heat- May 29

May 29 is here, and with summer comes the heat. Illness due to heat is a common problem among outdoor workers, as well as those working indoors. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, several heat-induced illnesses can occur. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries in workers as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness. Some of the most common symptoms of heat stress Read more [...]