Articles in Category: Hand Protection

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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Cut-resistant gloves: from cotton to stainless steel!

Cut-resistant gloves: from cotton to stainless steel!

In second position, just after sprains and strains, cuts and lacerations are the most frequent hand injuries occurring in the different work environments. They usually happen when using dull cutting tools, or when handling sharp or jagged metal objects. Fortunately, substantial progress has been made in the last few years on new materials used in the manufacturing of different types of protective gloves.

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Choose the RIGHT pair of winter work gloves

Choose the RIGHT pair of winter work gloves

When the mercury drops, working outside involves greater risks. Snow, sleet and freezing rain are not favourable conditions for taking care of the hands of your team members. Luckily, we can now count on a selection of protective gloves that allow greater ease and freedom of movement, even when the temperature is very cold.:

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