Articles in Category: Hand Protection

Lined Work Gloves: Making the Right Decision

Lined Work Gloves: Making the Right Decision

Winter is coming fast. Don’t let the cold take you by surprise! When looking for winter work gloves, it may be difficult to know where to start. It may seem impossible to find good work gloves that can keep your hands warm, and offer sufficient dexterity. Generally, the warmer the glove, the bulkier it is, impeding on dexterity. Therefore, it is essential to decide if you wish to prioritize cold protection or dexterity preservation. According to the heat and dexterity level you need, the style, lining and glove type are all key elements to guide your choice.

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How to protect your hands against arc flash?

How to protect your hands against arc flash?

What’s an arc flash?

An arc flash is an electric explosion that can happen along energized equipment such as an air conditioner, conveyor or even a lightbulb. When electrons move on a conductor back and forth – like on a wire – a small area outside of that conductor is energized. Voltage can push those electrons off the conductive surface and on the atoms in the air. These atoms become ions because they now have an electric charge.

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Coated gloves or leather gloves? The new Kosto gloves are perfect for the summer season

Coated gloves or leather gloves? The new Kosto gloves are perfect for the summer season

There are many different types of gloves available offering protection against a great variety of hazards. Selecting the right pair of gloves must be based on the tasks to be carried out and the potential hand injuries. It is essential that workers use gloves specifically designed for the hazards and the tasks identified in the workplace, as they are designed for a specific function. They may not be used for a different task, even if they seem to provide the appropriate protection.

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Five Tips for Effectively Protecting Your Hands Against the Cold

Five Tips for Effectively Protecting Your Hands Against the Cold

Trades working outside all year long know from experience that their hands are more vulnerable to the cold and its resulting damages. As the skin of the hand is thin with a high concentration of blood vessels, they can get cold very easily, thus losing their mobility, and even turning a simple injury into a real disability.

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New ANSI Standard: One More Step Towards Cut Resistance in Your Organization

New ANSI Standard: One More Step Towards Cut Resistance in Your Organization

In 70% of all hand injuries, the injured worker was not wearing gloves. For the remaining cases, gloves were not of the right fit, were damaged or inappropriate for the tasks to be carried out. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, an American organization, more than a million emergency room visits due to hand injuries are reported each year, representing the second leading cause of occupational accidents in North America, causing heavy losses for companies. The use of appropriate equipment whose quality is certified by rigorous testing can significantly reduce the number of accidents.

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Superior Glove TenActiv: Superior Quality and Cut-Resistant Work Gloves

Superior Glove TenActiv: Superior Quality and Cut-Resistant Work Gloves

Hand injuries are the second leading cause of work accidents in North America and the cost represents several billion dollars each year for companies. Sometimes irreversible, these hand injuries can also have an important impact on companies that can experience a productivity slowdown, an increase in uncompleted work and worker absenteeism due to injuries.

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